Historic Evansville

The definitive site for all things historic in Evansville

Vanderburgh County Christian Home

Vanderburgh County Christian Home


Vanderburgh County Christian Home

View all images of Vanderburgh County Christian Home

a.k.a. Christian Home for Girls

a.k.a. Home of the Friendless

1615 N Fulton Ave, originally 2215 Fulton Ave
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

c1857 House is built
1882 Became Vanderburgh County Christian Home
1958 Razed after new building was erected


Fulton and Dresden
District: Blankenburg
Latitude: 37.993275
Longitude: -87.580492
View map of nearby sites




The house was built circa 1857 as the residence James W Jones, Evansville's first mayor


Bought in 1882 by the Christian Home, which moved from house on Pennsylvania (old 711 e) (1870 provided by wm carpenter)

In 1902, an 11-room addition was added.

A proposal for a new building for the Christian Home was created in 1957, as the old building was showing the ravages of time. The new building was erected around the old one, which was gradually razed as construction was completed. The new site was in use by sept 1958. the formal dedication was later in nov after the old builing was torn down new VCCH razed c2008 for warehouse

See also

New building plan (Press) Churches / Religion Blankenburg district

Research notes

+ Show research notes