History

1871

William W. Corcoran opens Louise Home, named for his wife and daughter, as a gift to women "reduced by misfortune.'

1877

Abraham Lisner opens Palais Royal Department Store in October at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

1888

Abraham Lisner weds Laura May Hartmann, a glove clerk at the Palais Royal.

1893

Pala's Royal moues to newly constructed building at I Rh and G Streets, NW. The Washingum Post describes it as "magnificent" and the buikling is subsequently designated an historical landmark.

1909

Abraham Lisner joins Board of Trustees of George Washington University and later, in his will, bequeaths the money to build the lisncr Auditorium.

1913

Henry Dickson opens John Dickson Home, named for his father, as a gift to meet the needs of gentlemen.

1976

"The Louise Home doses and the residents MOW to the Eisner Home.

1985

The John Dickson Home closes and the residents move to the Lisner I tome.

1992

The Lisner Home opens a 60 bed nursing facility addition.

1993

The Annie and Henry Flun Home for the Blind closes and the residents move to the Eisner Home.

1939

The Abraham and Laura Eisner Home for Aged Women incorporates in the District of Columbia.

1941

The doors open to the Abraham and Laum Eisner I loin for Aged ‘kbmen (Eisner Home) on Western Avenue in nonhwest DC.

1946

S. S. Kresge sells former Palais Royal store to Woodward and Lothrop.

1951

Upon her death in 1927, Anna Regina Shoemaker provides in her will fora home to be built and maintained for the cam and support of indigent women over age 60. The Elizabeth R. Shoemaker Home, named after her mother, opens in 1951.

1923

Annie Hurt Stipulates in her will that a home be created to care for "needy blind people of Washington, DC." The Annie and Hery Hurt Home Subsequently opens in Georgetown.

1924

Abraham Lisner sells the Palais Royal to S.S. Kresge Department Store.

1937-1938

Laura Lisner dies on March 26, 1937. Abraham Lisner dies one year later on March 26, 1938. The Lisner will stipulates creation of the Abraham and Laura Lisner Home for Aged Women to provide for and establish in the District of Columbia, a home for aged and indigent women of such District."

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