From the Archive: Postcard from Fr. Quille
As Mercy Home for Boys & Girls celebrates its 125th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at our storied history and all of the lives we’ve touched over the years, thanks to the support and generosity of good people like you. Stay tuned to this space for more from our archives as we mark this incredible milestone in our mission of caring for kids in need.
A brief note of thanks to a friend from Mercy Home President, Fr. Centennial J. Quille. The postcard from 1909 features the newly built home for boys on West Jackson Blvd. in Chicago. Mercy Home was founded in 1887 and moved to the current site on West Jackson a few years later. The building pictured still stands and anchors our Hay Boys Campus in Chicago’s West Loop. Today Mercy Home cares full time for young men and women on two Chicago campuses.