Deborah Boys' Club in Chicago before 1930? #usa


Sources that I have found on the Web say that the Deborah Boys Club of Chicago, now located at 3401 W. Ainslie St. in Albany Park, was founded in 1930. But I think that this is only the date at which that particular building was finished, not the date of the founding of the institution itself. My great-grandfather says in his autobiography that, after the death of his wife in 1906, his son lived at the Deborah Boys Club; and he was writing in 1929, so he certainly cannot have been referring to an institution that did not yet exist! I have found a Web page that says that the Deborah Boys Club stood at 4720 S. Grand Boulevard, but it does not say when it was founded or when it was at this location. If anyone can supply this information, I shall be grateful.
Miles Rind
Seattle, Washington, USA

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