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Former American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
Former American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 4, 2019
1. Former American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless Marker
Inscription.  The Home for the Friendless, also known as the Woody Crest Home, was constructed in 1901-02 to the design of prominent architect William B. Tuthill. Built for abandoned and needy children, the home was established by the American Female Guardian Society, which was founded in 1834 to aid impoverished women and children. The Woody Crest Home is one of the few remaining grand turn-of-the-century institutional buildings in The Bronx. Skillfully massed and terraced to disguise its size and richly decorated in the fashionable Beaux Arts style, the building appears to be a large mansion rather than an institution. The building was restored in 1991 by Housing & Services, Inc. and serves the community as a long term health care facility.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
2000
 
Erected 2000 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Location. 40° 49.841′ N, 73° 55.769′ W. Marker is in The Bronx, New York, in Bronx County. Marker is on Woodycrest Avenue near Jerome Avenue, on the right when traveling north
Former American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 4, 2019
2. Former American Female Guardian Society’s Home for the Friendless Marker site
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 936 Woodycrest Avenue, Bronx NY 10452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Paul Dimaggio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elston Gene Howard (approx. 0.2 miles away); George M Steinbrenner III (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Vincent McCarthy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vernon "Lefty" Gomez (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mel Allen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miller James Huggins (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philip Francis Rizzuto (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. orphanage
 
Categories. ArchitectureCharity & Public WorkScience & Medicine
 
Ironwork and current branding image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 4, 2019
3. Ironwork and current branding
<i>American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless Woodycrest Home</i> image. Click for full size.
Geo. P. Hall (photo courtesy of the New York Historical Society), circa 1910
4. American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless Woodycrest Home
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on May 5, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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