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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

W.C.T.U. Building

 
 
W. C. T. U. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. W. C. T. U. Building Marker
Inscription. 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 4th Wednesday since founding.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5668.)
 
Location. 35° 54.764′ N, 100° 22.93′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Main Street, Canadian TX 79014, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. R. Dick Bussell (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hemphill (within shouting distance of this marker); Hemphill County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
W. C. T. U. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. W. C. T. U. Building Marker
Jones Mansion (about 400 feet away); First Church Bell (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Canadian (about 700 feet away); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank of Canadian (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Canadian.
 
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W. C. T. U. Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. W. C. T. U. Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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