Stewart Settlement House

Stewart Settlement House (HM1MQX)

Location: Gary, IN 46407 Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 35.271', W 87° 20.13'

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Side A
Stewart House was organized during depression of 1921 to provide social services for Gary's black community. A vital neighborhood center for unemployed WWI veterans and southern blacks who migrated for jobs in steel mills, it helped thousands adjust to urban life. Services included lodging and meals, as well as legal, medical, and employment advice. Moved here, 1925.
Side B

U.S. Steel, with an interest in regulating its workers, helped fund the settlement house, designed by architect W.W. Cooke. The Methodist Episcopal Church and Gary's blacks also donated funds. Rev. Frank Delaney guided its development as superintendent, 1920-1939, and made it a source of pride for blacks. During Great Depression, it aided hundreds daily. Closed 1970s.
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HM NumberHM1MQX
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Marker Number45.2014.2
Year Placed2014
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Landmarks, and Christ United Methodist Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 472036 N 4604071
Decimal Degrees41.58785000, -87.33550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.271', W 87° 20.13'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 16.26" N, 87° 20' 7.8" W
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Area Code(s)219
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1517 E Massachusetts St, Gary IN 46407, US
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