“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Colored Baptist Orphanage Home

Colored Baptist Orphanage Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 13, 2013
1. Colored Baptist Orphanage Home Marker
Inscription. A significant feature of the Bellview neighborhood, the Colored Baptist Orphanage Home opened in 1905 and was the only African-American orphanage in North Carolina. About 1919, the organization moved from a nearby farm house to a new building on Clemmonsville Road. The boys dormitory was later built near the corner of Moravia and Burgandy Streets. Consisting of a 28-acre campus, the orphanage maintained a farm and sponsored a band. When city civic clubs took over the operation of the orphanage in 1923, it became the Memorial Industrial School. In 1929, the institution moved north of Winston-Salem and the Bellview campus was closed and demolished.
Erected 2005 by Winston-Salem Historic Marker Program.
Location. 36° 3.701′ N, 80° 13.252′ W. Marker is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker is at the intersection of Moravia Street and Burgandy Street, on the right when traveling west on Moravia Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27107, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nissen Wagon Works (approx. one mile away); North Carolina School of the Arts
Colored Baptist Orphanage Home Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 13, 2013
2. Colored Baptist Orphanage Home Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Happy Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away); Salem Academy and College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington's Southern Tour (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Home of Simon G. Atkins (approx. 2.1 miles away); Simon Green Atkins House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winston-Salem.
Also see . . .
1. W-S Marker page. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
2. W-S Marker Program. (Submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
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