Female Orphan’s Asylum

Founded: by 1851. Incorporated Feb. 6, 1864
Location: St. Paul’s Church, Madison Avenue ext. (by 1851), Baltimore, MD

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1864
    Notes: Female Orphan Asylum endowned by Samuel Ready with 360,000; incorporated February 6.
    Source: Quinan, John Russell, Medical Annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880, including Events, Men and Literature to which is added a Subject Index and Record of Public Services Baltimore: Press of Isaac Friedenwald: 43
  • Dates: 1873
    Notes: Samuel Ready, a native of Baltimore County, but for many years a lumber-dealer in our City, left at his death $400,000, for the establishment of an Asylum for Female Orphans. Early in life his attention was attracted to those pitiful waifs who stray into lumber-years, and earn a precarious livelihood by the pickings and frequently, stealings they may gather thence.He was painfully aware of the manifold temptations to which they are exposed and the aim of his existence appears to have been, by rigid economy and close application to business, to set apart a sufficient sum to provide these little creatures with a shelter and home.
    Source: Howard, George, The Monumental City, its Past History and Present Resources Baltimore: J.D. Ehlers & Co: 51