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Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Galveston Children's Home

 
 
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By Jim Evans,
1. Galveston Children's Home Marker
Inscription. 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.)
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is on the face of the building near the front door. However the lot perimeter is posted with "Keep Out" signs. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1215 Moody, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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
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By Jim Evans
2. Galveston Children's Home
in a direct line); St. Joseph's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reedy Chapel A. M. E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Reedy Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sweeney-Royston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William J. Killeen House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .
1. On this Page of the National Register of Historical Places. About 1/3 down the page (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 

2. Article in the Texas Handbook. (Submitted on May 24, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Galveston Children's Home image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
3. Galveston Children's Home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on December 18, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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