I recently discovered (much to my families surprise) through the 1920 Federal Census that my grandfather was in the St. Vincents Infant Asylum in Baltimore. I am hoping that I will be able to contact them and get info on his birth parents (if known). Has anyone had luck doing this? (He died in 1986.) I'm also curious as to what the conditions were like in St. Vincents. It just seems so sad. I'm heartbroken for my grandfather. I'm also curious about the family who adopted him (he had no contact with them after he left at 18 or so) but that's another story.
I'd love to hear from anyone who knows ANYTHING about St. Vincents in Baltimore.