In New York City's Bowery, the corner stone is set for new buildings for the Howard Mission and Home for Little Wanderers.
Reverend W.C. Van Meter had founded the Howard Mission and Home for Little Wanderers in New York City's Bowery in May 1861. Since then it had grown significantly and attracted wealthy donors to the point that a new building could be constructed on New Bowery Street. On this day the corner stone was laid for the new facility that would double the size and capacity of the homeless children's mission. (By John Osborne)
James D. McCabe, Jr., Lights and Shadows of New York... (Philadelphia, PA; National Publishing Company, 1872), 418-419.