I think it was the York Diocesan Maternity Home. See:
There was also a childrens' home in Linnaeus St, which was originally the Hull Poor
Law Union's childrens' home.
--- On Tue, 23/6/09, ROBERT ARNOLD <robertarnold394(a)btinternet.com> wrote:
From: ROBERT ARNOLD <robertarnold394(a)btinternet.com>
Subject: [ENG-EAST-YORKS] Linnaeus House
Date: Tuesday, 23 June, 2009, 1:11 AM
Is anyone able to tell me what sort of establishment
Linnaeus House at No 14 Linnaeus Road may have been in
1931? One of my relatives was born there. The head of
house at that time was Agnes Lewis.