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In Focus: Home For Delinquent Girls

Posted By Laura Vladimirova On November 28, 2012 @ 12:00 pm In Arts & Culture | 2 Comments

Source: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection/ Google Maps

Had this Home for Delinquent Girls been around when I was growing up, there is no doubt that my mother would have sent me there. I shudder to think what kinds of lives some of these young ladies led.

This photo, taken May 26, 1929,¬†showcases 8220 12th Avenue in Dyker Heights. The home still stands, however, it’s now a bright and beautiful residence.

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