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Louise Home for Babies

Dates:
Established - 1904
Closed - 1955
Locations:
1st site - Wylie Avenue (Day Nursery)
2nd site - Pacific Avenue (Day Nursery)
3rd site - Federal Street (Day Nursery)
4th site - West End (1909)
5th site - 946 Beech Avenue (North Side) (1913)
6th site - 336 South Rebecca Street / 336 South Aiken Avenue (1919)
Also Known As:
Louise Child Care Center (Closed 2002)
Founder: Institution was named for Mrs. Louise Root Diescher.
Sponsoring Agency:
Young Women's Guild of Christ Methodist Episcopal Church at Centre and Aiken Avenues
Notes:
Church is now called First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh.
Location of Records:
Senator John Heinz Regional History Center, 412-454-6367
Names of the children are in alphabetical order; there are no restrictions on accessing this collection. (10-31-02)
Sources:
PA Department Vertical Files (Orphanages)
1933 Directory of Social Agencies
1943 Directory of Social Resources
1968 Directory of Health and Welfare Services