Details for DePelchin Faith Home

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5201010659


Marker Number 10659
Atlas Number 5201010659
Marker Title DePelchin Faith Home
Index Entry DePelchin Faith Home
Address 2700 Albany at Drew
City Houston
County Harris
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 269550
UTM Northing 3293388
Subject Codes cemetery; design and construction; institutional buildings; orphanages; women
Marker Year 1984
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Yes
Marker Location
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Founded in 1893 in memory of Kezia Payne DePelchin, a remarkable social worker, teacher, and nurse in Houston during the latter half of the 1800s. The orphanage moved to this building upon completion in 1913 and remained here until 1938. Designed by architects Mauran and Russell, the renaissance revival structure features an open arcade on the bottom story and an entryway flanked with Doric pilasters that support a classical cornice. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1984

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