Now missing its central cupola and no longer functioning in its original purpose, St. Mary’s Orphan Home or Asylum stands on Emerson Avenue in the Walnut Park neighborhood. Originally it was probably out in the exurbs, built in 1909, but the City caught up with it and the campus is now surrounded by bungalows.
It is a stately building, eschewing the more elaborate Beaux-Arts common at the time while still a member of that style.
The central portal is flanked by paired Corinthian pilasters, and the original stained glass can be seen through the central entry arch.
The central window appears to be St. Mary, even though she is not backlit.
The central mass is flanked by twin identical wings in red brick, with quoining on the corners and limestone window lintels for the minimal decoration.
Around the corner on Thekla Avenue, what is now a charter school is the former Laboure Parish High School, then North Side Catholic High School and then Cardinal Ritter College Prep (I believe–correct me if I’m wrong) before it moved to Grand Center.