Marker Details

DePelchin Faith Home

2700 Albany

Houston , 77007

marker missing, was in Villa Serena building, which is now apartments; at 12/2009 Bernice has no record of a replacement marker being ordered, needs follow-up; JF follow-up 9-11-2013, replacement marker onsite; Key Map location corrected
Directions: From West Gray, south on McGowen five blocks (two tenths of a mile) to Albany, west/right on Albany one block to building on north side past Dennis and prior to Drew; RTHL marker is inside the building in the front entryway

Key Time Period: 1893 - 1919 City Beautiful - WW I

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: The DePelchin Faith Home was 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

Marker is the property of the State of Texas
Marker Type: RTHL Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 44.946, 95 22.962

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10659