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The Strawbridge Home for Boys

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, May 14, 2019
1. The Strawbridge Home for Boys Marker
Inscription.  This stone gate was part of the original entrance to
The Strawbridge Home for Boys
Old Sykesville Road, MD Route 32
Sykesville, Maryland
1924-1959

The Strawbridge Home was dedicated to the protection, training and development of young boys in need in the Baltimore and Wilmington Conferences of the Methodist Church.

St. Paul's was the Church home for the boys.

This monument honors all those who called themselves "Strawbridge Boys."

Relocation of the gate inspired by the James Mathis Family.
Jimmy was a Strawbridge Boy from 1950-1955.
 
Location. 39° 21.979′ N, 76° 58.169′ W. Marker is in Sykesville, Maryland, in Carroll County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7538 Main Street, Sykesville MD 21784, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Town House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Sykesville
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By Larry Gertner, May 16, 2019
2. The Strawbridge Home for Boys Marker site
St. Paul's United Methodist Church on Main and Church Streets. The marker is to the far left screen.
(about 700 feet away); Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station (about 700 feet away); Baldwin's Station (about 700 feet away); The Sykesville Bypass Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Historic Sykesville Colored Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sykesville Killed in Action Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sykesville.
 
Also see . . .  "Community dedicates the Strawbridge Home for Boys’ gatepost" from the Carroll County Times. (Submitted on May 17, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 15, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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