Galveston Orphans Home facts for kids
Galveston Orphans Home
Galveston Orphans Home in 2012
|Location||1315 21st St.,
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Renaissance, Eclectic|
|NRHP reference No.||79002943|
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|Added to NRHP||March 21, 1979|
Galveston Orphans Home, also known as Galveston Children's Home, was founded in 1878 by George Dealey (1829-1891) and moved to this location in Galveston, Texas in 1880. The original Gothic revival building was constructed from 1894-1895 with funding from Henry Rosenberg. It was destroyed by the storm of 1900 and newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst hosted a charity bazaar at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to raise funds for a rebuild. It was completed in 1902. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 21, 1979. It is located at 1315 21st Street.
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