New York Times: A Lifeline for Children of the Street

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The story of The Children's Aid Society's founding is the basis for a "Streetscapes" column in the New York Times this weekend.

As he undertook a major building campaign in the 1880s, Charles Loring Brace earned a "record of child-saving" without equal around the world, according to a magazine at the time. He focused his efforts on the illiterate and homeless children on New York City's streets, estimated at some 210,000 in the late 1870s.

The column focuses on the architectural—and moral—merits of Children’s Aid’s Sullivan Street Industrial School, designed by Calvert Vaux. It features several original photos from our archives.

Read it here.