Can anyone tell me who owns the woodman circle home in Sherman, TX?
1927 - The Supreme Woodmen's Circle acquired land in Sherman, guided by early president Dora Alexander Talley.
1928 - Ground was broken on November 14th, and construction began.
1930 - The administration building was dedicated, and the home was opened with a handful of young residents, including Lee & Edith Carmichael and Edwin, Sadie, Robert & Lillian Puliam.
1931-1935 - More orphans moved into the home. By 1935, there were 50 children living there.
1948 - The number of children living in the home fell to 4. Only 8 more children were taken in from 1948 onward.
1965 - Only two children, Brandon and Sharon Moe, remained at the home. The founding organization merged into the Woodmen of the World insurance company.
1966 - The last new resident was accepted in July, 1966.
1971 - The Woodmen's Circle Home closed, having sheltered more than 100 children, and 165 elderly. The home was purchased by a group of five attorneys.
1977 - 1980 - The property was leased by Dr. Ariel Sherman and New Life Tabernacle.
1990 - The remaining property was purchased by the current owners, David and Debbie McNees of the Resolution Trust Corporation.
1990s - A series of fires on the property cause many of the wood supports for roofs and upper floors to deteriorate.
I can't tell you who owns it. I can tell you that it WAS NOT AN ORPHANAGE!!! How do I know that?
because I grew up there and I WAS NOT AN ORPHAN.