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  • A few of the former Hillcrest residents that attended the dedication. A few of the former Hillcrest residents that attended the dedication.
  • Scioto County Commissioners, Mike Crabtree, Bryan Davis, Cathy Coleman & former Hillcrest resident Rose Mowery. Scioto County Commissioners, Mike Crabtree, Bryan Davis, Cathy Coleman & former Hillcrest resident Rose Mowery.
  • Former Hillcrest resident Rose Mowery and Ohio History Connection Local History Services program coordinator Andy Verhoff. Former Hillcrest resident Rose Mowery and Ohio History Connection Local History Services program coordinator Andy Verhoff.
  • Former Hillcrest resident and coordinator for the Hillcrest Children's Home project for Scioto County. Former Hillcrest resident and coordinator for the Hillcrest Children's Home project for Scioto County.
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Title, side A
Hillcrest Children's Home
Title, side B
Hillcrest Children's Home
Text, side A
The Hillcrest Children’s Home stood near this site in Wheelersburg and opened in 1921 to the first 57 of many children who would come to live there. A 50-room building intended for 100 children, Hillcrest often housed double to triple that number. The extended community supported Hillcrest, providing entertainment, sponsoring activities, and donating presents for the children whose times there left indelible memories. The home closed in 1970 and was razed the following year.
Text, side B
Same as Side A
Address
Corner of Gallia Pike and Hillcrest Road
Wheelsburg, OH 45694
Coordinates
Latitude: 38.720708, Longitude: -82.853022.
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