This bell was used to tell residents and employees of the Jenkins Orphanage it was time to gather together. Unfortunately, there was a major fire at Jenkins in the late 1980s which destroyed the administration building and several dorms. However, the bell was found in the ashes and lovingly restored. Because of its resilience, it was nicknamed the ” Bell of Hope.” Today it stands near the new administration building, a reminder of the institution’s long and interesting history.
Learn more about Jenkins Orphanage by visiting the official website.
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