Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
DePelchin Faith Home
Founded in 1893 in memory of Kezia Payne DePelchin, a remarkable social worker, teacher, and nurse in Houston during the latter half of the 1800s. The orphanage moved to this building upon completion in 1913 and remained here until 1938. Designed by architects Mauran and Russell, the Renaissance Revival structure features an open arcade on the bottom story and an entryway flanked with Doric pilasters that support a Classical cornice.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10659.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 29° 44.951′ N, 95° 22.969′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Albany Street and Drew Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 Albany Street, Houston TX 77006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. League of United Latin American Citizens, Council 60 (approx. Twentieth Century Development of Freedman's Town (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courtlandt Place (approx. 0.4 miles away); James L. Autry House (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Zion Temple Church - Worldwide Fellowship, Inc. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Reverend Ned P. Pullum (approx. half a mile away); J. Vance Lewis (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
More about this marker. This building is now Villa Serena Condos and is fenced, gated and locked, so one cannot get inside the yard. Also, it's surrounded by trees making it hard to see through the fence.
Also see . . . DePelchin Children's Center. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 2. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 3. submitted on August 24, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 4. submitted on August 26, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. 5. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.