The Steele Home for Needy Children

The Steele Home for Needy Children (HM1F1Y)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37403 Hamilton County
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N 35° 2.865', W 85° 17.626'

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In post - Reconstruction Chattanooga no orphanage existed for black children. Almira S. Steele, a white teacher from Boston, met the need by founding the Steele Home for Needy Children on this site. Mrs. Steele suffered persecution ranging from slander to fire. However, her philanthropic mission endured. Over 1600 children were aided, educated, and sheltered. Many were saved from the streets and became productive citizens. The home closed shortly after the death of Almira Steele in 1925.
HM NumberHM1F1Y
Marker Number2A 95
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 655614 N 3879669
Decimal Degrees35.04775000, -85.29376667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 2.865', W 85° 17.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 2' 51.90" N, 85° 17' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 407 Palmetto St, Chattanooga TN 37403, US
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