Details for Galveston Children's Home (Atlas Number 5167007458)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5167007458


Marker Number 7458
Atlas Number 5167007458
Marker Title Galveston Children's Home
Index Entry Galveston Children's Home
Address 1315 21st St.
City Galveston
County Galveston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 326244
UTM Northing 3242271
Subject Codes orphanages
Marker Year 1978
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location Bryan Museum
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text 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