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Masonic Childrens Home
Masonic Childrens Home
Submitted by: Bob Chada

The Masonic Childrens home originally started in Atoka County on December 31, 1907 with 23 children.
On April 30, 1910 - 65 children were moved to the Darlington Indian Agency Building in Canadian County.
On September 9, 1922 - 106 children and about 15 adults were moved to Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.
These people were housed in the State House, which was the Convention Hall. They were there 13 months until a new home was completed at 500 East College Avenue.
After 1930 the population in the Masonic Childrens home steadily declined, when Federal and State welfare programs made possible home and foster home care for many who would have been housed in the home.
In 1931 they housed about 118 children.
By 1957, the home was opened to all children, regardless if they were Masonic affiliated or not.
In 1977, only about 6 children remained in the home and a decision was made to close the home and move these children to foster homes.

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Updated: Wednesday, 06-Aug-2008 21:45:00 CDT

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