Hebrew Home signs articles of incorporation

June 7, 1916: Home signs articles of incorporation in the District of Columbia.

On June 7, 1916

Centennial, Chron., HH Signs articles of inc.

The Certificate of Incorporation of “Hebrew Home for the Aged” is signed in the District of Columbia. With this step, the Hebrew Home evolves from a loosely-knit community effort into an organization with legal standing.

The document states, “Its object shall be to provide a home where food, clothing and shelter shall be furnished free of charge to indigent aged persons of the Hebrew faith.”  Bernard Danzansky is the first president. 

Later this month, on June 29, the Home purchases the brick M Street townhouse which it had been renting for two years.


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