Posted on 07/12/2015

Photo taken on September 1, 1901

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Susan B Cook
School Founder
Children's Temporary Home
Washington, DC

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Susan B Cook

Susan B Cook
Miss Susan B. Cook, was the superintendent and founder of the Children's Temporary Home (1899 - 1901), located at 2115 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. This institution furnishes a remarkable example of what the energy and ability of one woman can accomplish and also gives evidence of the philanthropic spirit with which many of us are endowed. For a merely nominal sum the homeless wards of the Board of Children's Guardians are here housed, fed, clothed, schooled and trained for the private homes to which they are later sent. The home was founded in 1899, and has proved itself a public benefaction. It is a recognized and helpful support to the child caring organization with which it is affiliated.

Photo and Info: The 20th Century Union League Directory; A compilation of the efforts of the Colored People of Washington for Social Betterment; A historical, biographical, and statistical study of Colored Washington at the dawn of the twentieth century and after a generation of freedom; Compiled and edited under the auspices of the Union League, by Andrew F. Hilyer