Blue Bird Circle, The
615 West Alabama at Greeley St.
Houston , 77006
Directions: Marker is in front of Blue Bird Circle resale shop; SE corner of Alabama & Greeley St., east of Montrose Blvd.
Key Time Period: 1920 - 1940 Post-WW I & Depression
Marker Text: The Blue Bird Circle is a non-denominational philanthropic women's organization dedicated to serving the needs of children. Since its organization in January 1923 under the auspices of First Methodist Church, volunteers have committed time and money to create a young women's co-operative home, a day nursery and the "Little Hospital" for crippled children. In 1949 the Circle founded a clinic for children with cerebral disorders that grew into the renowned Blue Bird Circle Clinic for Pediatric Neurology. The Circle continues to support the clinic and fund pediatric research at the Developmental Neurogenetics Laboratory and the Rett Center at Baylor College of Medicine. (2001)
Marker Type: Marker with Post
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)
Key Map Information: 493 S
GPS Coordinates: 29 44.333, 95 23.225
Precinct No: 1
Marker No: 12492