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Galveston Orphans Home
Galveston Orphans Home in 2012
Location 1315 21st St.,
Galveston, Texas
Area less than one acre
Built 1902 (1902)
Architect Alfred Muller
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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