Letitia Rosenberg Home for Women
Gift of Henry Rosenberg
1804 25th Street, Galveston, TX (Directions)
One of the Gifts of Henry Rosenberg revealed in his will after his death in 1893. Of the original seventeen Rosenberg fountains, only nine still exist. Many of these have been moved to their present sites from other locations on the island. Each fountain bears a unique design.
In 1896, the Letitia Rosenberg Woman’s Home was formally dedicated. Named in honor of Henry Rosenberg’s first wife, the building served as a residence for elderly women in poor health or in need of financial assistance.
In 1888 a Lady Board of Managers was formed for the purpose of maintaining a residence for aged women who could not properly care for themselves. Henry Rosenberg saw this effort as filling a pressing need in Galveston, and provided in his will for the construction of a permanent structure. Mr Rosenberg dedicated the home in memory of his first wife Letitia. The building was designed by famed German Architect Alfred Muller. The building operated as a home for women until 1970.