Those Places Thursday - Methodist Orphanage - Mt. Vernon, IL
This picture postcard postmarked 1946 is the Methodist Children's Home in my hometown, Mt. Vernon, IL. I remember as a young girl while in grades three and four having a friend from the orphanage; I couldn't really grasp why she lived there, why she couldn't come to my house for sleepovers, etc. Looking back as an adult I see this picture and realize how lucky I was to have two parents and a real home.
The orphanage was relocated to this building in 1921 from Creal Springs.