Photographs from the Berea Children's Home


Photographs from the Berea Children's Home


Brian DeLuca


In 1864, the German Methodist Episcopal Church founded the German Methodist Orphan Asylum to shelter Civil War orphans. Known today as Guidestone, but for many years as the Berea Children's Home, this private, not-for-profit, charitable organization serves children and youth needing specialized therapeutic programs. These 100 photographs from the Berea Children's Home and Berea Historical Society document the home's first 100 years of caring for neglected, dependent and abandoned children.

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Cleveland Memory Project

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The Cleveland Memory Project is a freely searchable online collection of digital photos, texts, oral histories, videos and other local history resources, built by the Michael Schwartz Library at the Cleveland State University in collaboration with a host of community partners around Northeast Ohio.