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Name:  St. Louis Colored Orphans´ Home
Address:  2612 Annie Malone Drive
Year:  1922
Standard Architectural Styles:  Colonial Revival
Ethnic Group:  African-American
Front facade:  Brick, common bond
Property Type Codes:  Social Service Building
Designation: National Register of Historic Places
Ward:  4
Neighborhood:  57
The St. Louis Colored Orphans´ Home was first organized in 1881. In 1919, Annie Turbo-Malone, a prominent African-American businesswoman and Ville resident, became its president and donated $10,000 for the construction of a new building. Although Malone relocated to Chicago in 1930, she remained president of the organization until 1943. In 1946, the home was renamed in her honor. [Toft, Josse: St. Louis Landmarks p. 174]

The building provided housing for the care of 35 children between the ages of five and fourteen.

Malone, Annie Turnbo Pope

Annie Malone Children´s Home

St. Louis: Landmarks and Historic Districts 2002

St. Louis Colored Orphans´ Home



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