Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Female Guardian Society Building

The Home for the Friendless and Female Guardian Society Building designed by William B. Tuthill c. 1901 at 936 Woodycrest Avenue in the Bronx, New York City.  Click HERE and HERE for a history of the building.  Since 1991 the building has functioned as the Highbridge-Woodycrest Center.  Click HERE to see the building on google street view.  Photo from The Brickbuilder, 1903.


The Down East Dilettante said...

Oh, golly, the names that these old charitable societies had--'The Society for the Penance of Wayward Abusers of Gumballs Machines', etc.

They built nice stately buildings though

chauncy primm said...

I think the name was kinda sad honestly especially considering what companionship meant to the Gilded Age Americans. Nonetheless, I appreciate that this Beaus Arts building is in Brooklyn, it has a modest scale to it and its colors for the roof and dormers. I'm glad for the extant fence and its posts but they don't ascend correctly in terms of the hill its on.