The Bethesda Boys Home is a historic landmark in Savannah, Georgia that was established in 1740. Originally known as the Bethesda Orphan House, it was founded by Reverend George Whitefield, an Anglican minister who had a passion for helping orphaned and impoverished children. The home was built on a 500-acre tract of land and provided a safe and nurturing environment for children in need. Over the years, the institution expanded to include not only housing for the children but also a farm, a school, and a church. During the Civil War, the home was used as a hospital for Confederate soldiers. Today, the Bethesda Boys Home continues to operate as a home for boys in need, providing them with education, housing, and support. The historic site is open to visitors, who can learn about the history of the home and its impact on the community. The home’s beautiful architecture, including its iconic bell tower, is a testament to the institution’s long and storied history.
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