1884-1925In 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.
|Marker Number||2A 95|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 11:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 655614 N 3879669|
|Decimal Degrees||35.04775000, -85.29376667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 2.865', W 85° 17.626'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 2' 51.90" N, 85° 17' 37.56" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 407 Palmetto St, Chattanooga TN 37403, US|
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