Boys' and Girls' Orphanages, Salzburg, Austria

An orphanage for girls was erected in 1769 and opened in 1771 on Gaswerkgasse, Salzburg.

Former Girls' Orphanage, Salzburg, Austria, from the south-east, 2019. © Peter Higginbotham

Former Girls' Orphanage entrance, Salzburg, Austria, from the south-east, 2019. © Peter Higginbotham

Former Girls' Orphanage, Salzburg, Austria, from the south, 2019. © Peter Higginbotham

Since the mid-twentieth century, the building has been used by the state hospital, first as a student hostel then, since the early 1980s, as a training centre.

A separate boy's orphanage was erected at the same date a little way to the south of the girls' establishment. It no longer exists except for a plaque which was once located above its entrance. The plaque has now been fitted into a wall near its original site.

Boys' Orphanage plaque, Salzburg, Austria, 2019. © Peter Higginbotham

Records

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