March 12th: Open House at the Family Resource Center

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Events, News | 0 comments

We hope you will join us for an open house celebration of Hathaway-Sycamores’ newly restored Family Resource Center, on Thursday, March 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.

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Tour the historic 1905 craftsman house and the Learning Lab and enjoy refreshments. There will even be a bounce house for the kids. Please RSVP by calling (626) 395-7100 ext. 2508 or email RSVP@Hathaway-Sycamores.org.

“Stories Come to Life”

The delightful children’s artwork that graces the pages of our 2015 calendar will be on display and available for purchase during the silent auction at the open house.

A Brief History of the House

Judson stained glass in the stairway of the house

Judson stained glass in the stairway of the house

Located along the Arroyo Seco, at 840 North Avenue 66 in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, the two-story, boulder-based craftsman house was built by owners and prominent local architect, Robert Edmund Williams and features stained glass designed by the Judson Studios.

The house was acquired by Kiddie Koop Children’s Home (later renamed Hathaway Home for Children) in 1928.

Kiddie Koop Children’s Home in the 1940's

Kiddie Koop Children’s Home in the 1940’s

The house and other buildings on the property served as an orphanage and later as residential care facility until 1972. The site closed altogether in September 1988. On January 18, 1989 the house was designated L.A. Historic Cultural Monument 411. Hathaway Children and Family Services reopened the site as a Family Resource Center in 1991.

Today, Hathaway-Sycamores’ Family Resource Center provides support services that include after-school enrichment programs for children and youth, individual and family counseling, academic support, a free computer lab, and other preventative programs designed to help enrich and empower families and their communities. Click here to learn more about services provided at the Family Resource Center.

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