Kyle Williams Legacy House
52 Waratah Street
Year Opened: 1947
Year Closed: 2003
Kyle Williams Home, on the George’s River at Blakehurst, was set up as a children’s home under the terms of the will of Caroline Milne Williams in 1947. It was operated by Legacy from 1947 until 1985 then by the Presbyterian Social Services Department as a family group home. It was closed in 2003.
Mrs Williams left the house, land and money for Kyle Williams Home in trust, so the house could be converted to a convalescent home for children. The property was never, however, used for that purpose. In 1947 it was leased to Legacy House for no rent and was run as a children’s home.
In 1985 the property was let for no rent to the Presbyterian Church of Australia (New South Wales), who ran it as a family group home for children and young people. This use ceased in 2003 when the government withdrew funding.
The house has stood vacant since 2003. In 2011 a legal case was opened to enable the Trust Company to apply the assets of the trust to charitable entities that provide care, support and rehabilitation to children.
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