Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library Approved On This Day

by Lee Hernly, Editor
On January 26, 1937, the Alexandria City Council approved the building of a public library in memory of Kate Waller Barrett, at 717 Queen Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

On January 26, 1937, the Alexandria City Council approved the building of a public library in memory of Kate Waller Barrett, at 717 Queen Street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Kate Waller Barrett was a prominent physician, social reformer, humanitarian, and leader of the National Florence Crittenton Mission, a progressive organization established in 1883 to assist unmarried women and teenage girls who either had children or were trying to leave prostitution. Barrett died at her home in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1925.

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