Social worker Frances Molinaro (1896-1986) had a forty-seven year involvement with the Hull-House settlement house, first as a volunteer and later as an employee. Molinaro was introduced to Hull-House at the age of three, when her mother Caroline was invited by Hull-House co-founder Jane Addams to demonstrate traditional textile craftwork in the settlement Labor Museum. Molinaro returned to the settlement in 1920 and began a long career that included working as a receptionist, housekeeper, tour guide, nurse's aide, secretary, and home visitor. When Hull-House moved from its Halsted Street location on the Near West Side of Chicago, Molinaro continued to work at the new Hull-House Association headquarters at 3212 Broadway. After retiring in 1967, Molinaro became a volunteer with a suburban senior citizen's organization. In March 1968, she was elected to the Chicago Senior Citizen's Hall of Fame, and in 1969, she was awarded the Jane Addams Medallion at Hull-House Association's 79th Annual Meeting and Dinner.
From the description of Frances Molinaro collection, 1900-1985. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 58752337