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2010-04-09 02:52:05 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
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2010-04-09 11:14:44 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Donna Whitman
2010-04-09 11:40:03 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
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2010-04-09 13:12:39 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
That's the one I was thinking of, but whether it is the one the OP
thought of, don't know.
Donna Whitman
2010-04-09 13:21:48 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
That's the one I was thinking of, but whether it is the one the OP
thought of, don't know.
My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
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2010-04-09 15:21:11 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
That's the one I was thinking of, but whether it is the one the OP
thought of, don't know.
My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg & Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
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jjc
2010-04-09 16:43:49 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
That's the one I was thinking of, but whether it is the one the OP
thought of, don't know.
My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg & Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
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no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
st school.jjc
Donna Whitman
2010-04-09 17:19:34 UTC
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My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg & Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
--
oldtrout - àrsaidh-breac
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no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
st school.jjc
That's St. Paul's Home for Girls, associated with St. Paul's Church on
Barrington St.

http://tinyurl.com/y7ml7l8
jjc
2010-04-09 19:56:02 UTC
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My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg & Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
--
oldtrout - àrsaidh-breac
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no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
st school.jjc
That's St. Paul's Home for Girls, associated with St. Paul's Church on
Barrington St.
http://tinyurl.com/y7ml7l8- Hide quoted text -
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that's it st paul's--were they orphans?
Thanks for the url,i will check it .--jjc
Donna Whitman
2010-04-09 21:45:56 UTC
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My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg & Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
--
oldtrout - àrsaidh-breac
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no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
st school.jjc
That's St. Paul's Home for Girls, associated with St. Paul's Church on
Barrington St.
http://tinyurl.com/y7ml7l8- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
that's it st paul's--were they orphans?
Thanks for the url,i will check it .--jjc
There were some that were orphans and some that were homeless. I was a
member at the church in the 50's and remember meeting some of the
residents. This is the building (the gray one).

http://tinyurl.com/y489d5f
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2010-04-10 13:47:09 UTC
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My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg& Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
--
oldtrout - àrsaidh-breac
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no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
st school.jjc
That's St. Paul's Home for Girls, associated with St. Paul's Church on
Barrington St.
http://tinyurl.com/y7ml7l8- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
that's it st paul's--were they orphans?
Thanks for the url,i will check it .--jjc
There were some that were orphans and some that were homeless. I was a
member at the church in the 50's and remember meeting some of the
residents. This is the building (the gray one).
http://tinyurl.com/y489d5f
This is the building that I recall as Housing girls, but I thought they
were unwed mothers. Run by Sally Ann?

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Tower+Rd,+Halifax,+Halifax+County,+Nova+Scotia&sll=44.656703,-63.648262&sspn=0.007036,0.021007&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FTMPqQIdfeA1_A&split=0&hq=&hnear=Tower+Rd,+Halifax,+Halifax+County,+Nova+Scotia&ll=44.635498,-63.578224&spn=0,0.084028&z=14&layer=c&cbll=44.63571,-63.578312&panoid=n4y_bN1B1la8DF64rfPFMQ&cbp=12,282.38,,0,-9.18
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Donna Whitman
2010-04-10 14:55:49 UTC
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My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg& Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
--
oldtrout - àrsaidh-breac
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no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
st school.jjc
That's St. Paul's Home for Girls, associated with St. Paul's Church on
Barrington St.
http://tinyurl.com/y7ml7l8- Hide quoted text -
- Show quoted text -
that's it st paul's--were they orphans?
Thanks for the url,i will check it .--jjc
There were some that were orphans and some that were homeless. I was a
member at the church in the 50's and remember meeting some of the
residents. This is the building (the gray one).
http://tinyurl.com/y489d5f
This is the building that I recall as Housing girls, but I thought they
were unwed mothers. Run by Sally Ann?
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=Tower+Rd,+Halifax,+Halifax+County,+Nova+Scotia&sll=44.656703,-63.648262&sspn=0.007036,0.021007&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=FTMPqQIdfeA1_A&split=0&hq=&hnear=Tower+Rd,+Halifax,+Halifax+County,+Nova+Scotia&ll=44.635498,-63.578224&spn=0,0.084028&z=14&layer=c&cbll=44.63571,-63.578312&panoid=n4y_bN1B1la8DF64rfPFMQ&cbp=12,282.38,,0,-9.18
That's the same building as the URL I posted and it wasn't run by the
Salvation Army. The one at the corner of Tower Rd. & Inglis might have
been but this one was for orphaned and homeless girls and is right
where Victoria Rd. runs into Tower.
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2010-04-09 17:56:34 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
That's the one I was thinking of, but whether it is the one the OP
thought of, don't know.
My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg& Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
--
oldtrout - àrsaidh-breac
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no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
st school.jjc
Was it not red brick?
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oldtrout - àrsaidh-breac
Gum bi si\th leat
santos
2010-04-11 04:37:18 UTC
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
That's the one I was thinking of, but whether it is the one the OP
thought of, don't know.
My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg & Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
--
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-no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
-tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
-driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
-establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
-st school.jjc

its still there actually... dont think its exclusive to girls tho, its for
troubled youth.

santos
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2010-04-11 16:12:22 UTC
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On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 04:37:18 GMT, "santos" <***@nowhere.com> wrote:
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-no not the one on inglis st corner.It was a little farther north on
-tower rd.Near the "T" of Victoria rd. There was a semi circle inclined
-driveway and it was painted grey.It was not a catholic
-establishment,because they attended tower rd school and i think Morris
-st school.jjc
its still there actually... dont think its exclusive to girls tho, its for
troubled youth.
santos
We've already established that it's St. Paul's Home. You're correct
though that it's no longer just for girls. That changed in 1982. You
will find an excellent explanation of its mandate in this document.
It's actually now run by the same people that run Phoenix House.

http://www.stpaulshalifax.org/annual2000.pdf
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2010-04-12 08:04:25 UTC
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We've already established that it's St. Paul's Home. You're correct
though that it's no longer just for girls. That changed in 1982. You
will find an excellent explanation of its mandate in this document. It's
actually now run by the same people that run Phoenix House.
http://www.stpaulshalifax.org/annual2000.pdf
If it's the place I'm thinking of (near Fenwick), I knew a girl who lived
there. She didn't have much good to say about the place! She had serious
anxiety problems as a result of a very unstable home, and they didn't seem
to have the experience or understanding to deal with that... They
repeatedly accused her of faking it...

Later in her life, she attended Dal. One day, she saw the guy who'd run
the place when she lived there -- the guy with the highest credentials and
the most control over residents. She said, "You must be getting your PhD,
are ya?" Nope. He was getting his *bachelor's*!

A few years later, she and several other students were invited to speak
about their experiences there. She pulled no punches. These days, IIRC,
anyone who works there must have a degree (what a novel idea ;)


db
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
I think 'unwed' mothers went there - run by either the Salvation Army
or the RCs.
Was it the Home of the Good Shepherd? Not sure who ran it.
That's the one I was thinking of, but whether it is the one the OP
thought of, don't know.
My memory of that era was the Home of the Good Shepherd on Tower Road
at Inglis and the Home of the Guardian Angel on Quinpool Rd.. Maybe I
have them reversed though.
What was the one at the corner of Coburg & Larch the former home of
Judge Doull?
The Home of the Guardian Angel was there for a time.
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
No, it wasn't an orphanage nor was it for homeless or unwed mothers.It was a residence for girls who had to be removed from their families for one reason or another. None were pregnant. The girls attended regular school. Lived a very structured and strict life while there.

JJC... Did you live on Inglis Street over a store close to Victoria Road by chance?
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
No, it wasn't an orphanage nor was it for homeless or unwed mothers.It was a residence for girls who had to be removed from their families for one reason or another. None were pregnant. The girls attended regular school. Lived a very structured and strict life while there.
JJC... Did you live on Inglis Street over a store close to Victoria Road by chance?
I lived in that area from early 50's thru early 60's and that building
was always there. There was an old house in behind it also that when
young we called "haunted". We always thought that place was an unwed
mothers house but memory does not recall ever seeing any physical reason
to believe that, e.g. no pregnant women around. Thing is, we used to
play all thru there all the time (none of the SMU stuff was there then
and it was a really really big vacant area with wooded path etc.) after
school (St. Francis) and hardly ever saw anyone at all, including even
vehicles coming and going.
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That was the Collins House. See link below. It was called Gorsebrook. We played in it as kids when we attended Tower Road School. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enos_Collins.

I had a friend, Evelyn, who lived in St Paul’s Home for Girls. She and her sister went to Tower Road as well. After a few years she just disappeared and I always wondered what happened to her.
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
No, it wasn't an orphanage nor was it for homeless or unwed mothers.It was a residence for girls who had to be removed from their families for one reason or another. None were pregnant. The girls attended regular school. Lived a very structured and strict life while there.

JJC... Did you live on Inglis Street over a store close to Victoria Road by chance?
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
1094 Tower Road
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
Is this an old discussion?? I am curious to find anything out I can about the home on Quinpool Road, it was called the Home of the Good Shepard and it was for troubled kids. I was under 14 when I was there and we younger girls were in our group. But behind the walls were other groups of older teens and older women in another group.

I have found 2 other girls who were there when I was, but they are bitter in their daily lives and do not want to talk about it.
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1950's and 60's I went to school with 2or3 girls who lived at this
home on tower rd.
Curious --was it an orphanage,or troubled girls or what.I can't
remember--JJC
Is this an old discussion?? I am curious to find anything out I can about the home on Quinpool Road, it was called the Home of the Good Shepard and it was for troubled kids. I was under 14 when I was there and we younger girls were in our group. But behind the walls were other groups of older teens and older women in another group.
I have found 2 other girls who were there when I was, but they are bitter in their daily lives and do not want to talk about it.
I clearly remember the building having lived in area when kid. Sorry but
don't know any tenants.
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