DePelchin Children’s Center Development – Houston TX

Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) contributed to the early development of the De Pelchin Faith Home and Children’s Bureau. “Construction of the present nine main units began in 1937. The home had on hand $103,000; the City of Houston voted a bond issue of $30,000 for the buildings, and the Work Projects Administration appropriated $72,765. Ground breaking ceremonies were held on December 13, 1937.”

Source notes

"Houston, a history and guide," by Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas (pg. 333-4)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DePelchin_Children%27s_Center

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 31, 2018.

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Location Info


100 Sandman St.
Houston, TX

Coordinates: 29.763891, -95.411386

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