Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Galveston Children's Home
Founded in 1878 by George Dealey (1829-1891), the Galveston Children's Home moved to this location in 1880. Henry Rosenberg gave money to construct a massive Gothic revival building here in 1894-95. It was destroyed by the storm of 1900. Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst hosted a charity bazaar at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to raise funds for rebuilding. This brick structure was completed in 1902.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1978
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7458.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 29° 17.848′ N, 94° 47.336′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on 21st Street, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the face of the building near the front door. However the lot perimeter is posted with "Keep Out" signs. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1215 Moody, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this Galveston Orphans Home (a few steps from this marker); George Dealey (a few steps from this marker); Franklin-Wandless House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry C. Henck, Jr. House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albertson Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. 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.
Also see . . . Article in the Texas Handbook. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
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