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Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Colored Baptist Orphanage Home

 
 
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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. Touch 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. Easton Neighborhood (approx. mile away); Daniel Boone Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away); Nissen Wagon Works
Colored Baptist Orphanage Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 13, 2013
2. Colored Baptist Orphanage Home Marker
(approx. one mile away); North Carolina School of the Arts (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winston-Salem.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2013, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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