I am researching Orphanages in Des Moines and Iowa and I happened upon this posting. I can offer you a bit more information on the Home for Friendless Children in Des Moines. The original administration building was on 2018 High Street, but was closed and sold in 1963. A new plot of land was bought in the same year and the name changed to Orchard Place. It became less of an orphanage and more of a place to care for children with disabilities or behavioral problems. It is still in business today and may be able to help you find the information that you need. Good luck!