Bethesda Home for Boys

  • Also Known As: Bethesda

  • Address: S of Savannah at ferguson Ave and Bethesda Rd
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1740/03/25 Rev George Whitefield Benefactor Construction begins on the Bethesda Home for Boys, an orphanage established by George Whitefield. First Great Awakening
1773/00/00 George Whitefield's orphanage is destroyed by fire.

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Particulars for Bethesda Home for Boys:
Area of Significance Education
Historic Use Educational related housing
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance National
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Owner Private
Historic Use School
Area of Significance Social History

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 12th September 1973

Registry Name: Bethesda Home for Boys
Registry Address: S of Savannah at Ferguson Ave. and Bethesda Rd.
Registry Number: 73000614
Resource Type: District
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Classical revival
Area in Acres: 650
Contributing Buildings: 9
Non-Contributing Buildings: 10
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Education, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1870, 1925
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-Function: School, Educational related housing
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: School Educational related housing

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