Shiloh Orphanage

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Shiloh Orphanage
Shiloh Orphanage, former Boys' Dormitory.JPG
Shiloh Orphanage is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Shiloh Orphanage
Location 1635 15th St., Augusta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°27′32″N 81°59′55″W / 33.45889°N 81.99861°W / 33.45889; -81.99861Coordinates: 33°27′32″N 81°59′55″W / 33.45889°N 81.99861°W / 33.45889; -81.99861
Area 6.1 acres (2.5 ha)
Built 1936 (1936)
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 96001500[1]
Added to NRHP December 30, 1996

Shiloh Orphanage, now the Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, was an orphanage for black children in Augusta, Georgia. The site includes the Strong Academy building, a Girls Dormitory building, and a Boys Dormitory building.[2] The orphanage closed in 1970 and reopened in 1977 as the Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center.[2] The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 30, 1996. It is located at 1635 15th Street.

The orphanage was established in 1902 by the Shiloh Baptist Association. Land for the orphanage was purchased in 1904 near the historically black community of Bethlehem. Strong Academy, a one room school for young children was built in 1910; the Girls Dormitory was designed by Scroggs and Ewing and completed in 1927; and the Edward Lynn Drummond designed Boys Dormitory was constructed in 1936. The grounds included a vegetable garden and a grazing area for cattle.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Shiloh Orphanage National Park Service

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