Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Galveston Orphans Home
On September 8, 1900, a powerful hurricane devastated the island and the Orphans Home was heavily damaged. To benefit the reconstruction of the Orphans Home, a charity bazaar sponsored by William Randolph Hearst was held in New York City. With the $50,000 raised at the event, the Orphans Home board hired architect George B. Stowe to design the new building. Incorporating parts of the original building left standing, the new Orphans Home was constructed by local builder Harry Devlin in the Renaissance Revival style. The building was dedicated on March 30, 1902. Community support for the Galveston Orphans Home continued by way of
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1826.)
Location. 29° 17.851′ N, 94° 47.326′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Moody Avenue south of Avenue M Rear, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Dealey (here, next to this marker); Galveston Children's Home (a few steps from this marker); Franklin-Wandless House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney-Royston House (approx. ¼ mile away); William J. Killeen House (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Galveston.
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features •
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