Eberhardt Hall (Newark Orphan Asylum)
Backstory and Context
The Newark Orphan Asylum was founded on November 5, 1847 by a group of Christian women who were concerned for the welfare of the children of Newark. The Asylum was established as a home for boys and girls whose families for what ever reason were unable to take care of them. The children at the Asylum were either boarding their or candidates for adoption. For a hundred and one years the Newark Orphan Asylum provided a valuable service for the city of Newark. In 1948 the Newark Orphan Asylum merged with the Protestant Foster Home Society. This merger created the Newark Home For Foster Care.