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Robert H. Williams Children's Home and Cultural Center
Start Year : 1980
The name Robert H. Williams is probably best known in connection with the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center at 644 Georgetown Street in Lexington, KY. The building was formerly the Lexington Colored Orphan Industrial Home from 1892-1980. Robert H. Williams, a farmer, was a trustee of the orphan home, and he left the bulk of his estate to the home. In 1980, the name of the home was changed to the Robert H. Williams Children's Home, and in 1988, when there were no longer any children at the home, the name was changed to the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center. For more see "Williams Cultural Center plans open house today," Lexington Herald-Leader, 09/09/1990, p. B3; and "Kids wanted: home offers to provide care for children of single parents," Lexington Herald-Leader, 03/18/1984, pp. B1 and B2.
See photo image of the historical marker in front of the Robert H. Williams Cultural Center, at the Tom Eblen blog site.
Subjects: Orphans and Orphanages in Kentucky, Community Centers and Cultural Centers
Geographic Region: Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky