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
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1826.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Man-Made Features. A significant historical date for this entry is November 15, 1895.
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. g Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Henry C. Henck, Jr. House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albertson HomeSt. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olga Samaroff (approx. 0.2 miles away); James N. Davis House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Regarding Galveston Orphans Home. This building is now the Bryan Museum dedicated to historical collections and memorabilia Texas and the American West. It is a must see museum for those interested in the history of Texas.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. 3. submitted on April 28, 2017, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.