Details for W. C. T. U. Building (Atlas Number 5211005668)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5211005668


Marker Number 5668
Atlas Number 5211005668
Marker Title W. C. T. U. Building
Index Entry W. C. T. U. Building
Address 500 Main St
City Canadian
County Hemphill
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 375356
UTM Northing 3975120
Subject Codes women, women's history topics; fraternal organizations
Marker Year 1965
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 500 Main Street, Canadian
Marker Size 16" x 12"
Marker Text Only structure in the nation built, owned and still operated by a local chapter of Women's Christian Temperance Union. Built 1911, with financing and upkeep from annual bazaars held since 1906. Also, used by public library and civic groups. Determined to abolish liquor by local option election, the chapter organized in 1902. Won first election a year later. Meetings have been held every Wednesday since founding. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, 1965