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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Colored Orphan Industrial Home

 
 
Colored Orphan Industrial Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
1. Colored Orphan Industrial Home Marker
Inscription.  Led by Mrs. E. Belle Mitchell Jackson, orphan home opened here 1894. Orphans and other black youth learned to read and write and acquired a trade; also refuge for elderly women. By 1909 home consisted of 18 acres and 2 brick houses. Burned in 1912. A new building dedicated 1913; serves as Robert H. Williams Cultural Center.
 
Erected 1963 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1995.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.902′ N, 84° 30.16′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Georgetown Street (U.S. 25) north of Ash Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 644 Georgetown Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastern State Hospital (approx. mile away); Henry Clay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas Satterwhite Noble (approx. 0.6 miles away); A National Cemetery System
Colored Orphan Industrial Home Marker looking north on Georgetown Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
2. Colored Orphan Industrial Home Marker looking north on Georgetown Street.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lexington Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); From Enslaved to the Presidency / From Slavery to Liberation (approx. 0.8 miles away); Vertner Woodson Tandy (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Lexington's Colored Orphan Industrial Home. (Submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationNotable PlacesWomen
 
Building is now the Central Music Academy. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
3. Building is now the Central Music Academy.
The Robert H. Williams Cultural Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 14, 2019
4. The Robert H. Williams Cultural Center.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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