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Women's Institute Home / Maison de l'Institut féminin

129 Chapel Street / 129, rue Chapel

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
1. Women's Institute Home / Maison de l'Institut féminin Marker
Inscription.  
English:
The Women's Institute is a Canadian innovation, founded at the close of the 19th century as a discussion and action group for rural women. New Brunswick's WI was organized in 1911, at about the same time as Woodstock merchant Alex Benn was moving into his newly built Chapel Street home.

In 1951, the NBWI purchased the Benn house as a retirement home for elderly members, meeting part of the cost from sales of 20,000 copies of its Victory Women’s Institute Cookbook. Opened two years later, the WI Home was not only the first of its kind in Canada, it was the first, and remains the only, WI Home in the world.

Français:
ĽInstitut féminin est une innovation canadienne fondée à la fin du 19e siècle comme groupe de discussion et d'action pour les femmes des régions rurales. L'Institut féminin du Nouveau-Brunswick a été organisé en 1911, presqu'au même moment que le marchand de Woodstock, Alex Benn, déménageait dans sa nouvelle maison sur la rue Chapel.

En 1951, l'Institut féminin du Nouveau-Brunswick a acheté la maison Benn comme maison de retraite pour les membres
Women's Institute Home & Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
2. Women's Institute Home & Marker (wide view)
aînées et une partie du coût a été payée par la vente de 20 000 copies de leur Victory Women's Institute Cookbook. Ouverte deux ans plus tôt, la maison de l'Institut féminin était non seulement la première en son genre au Canada, c'était la première et elle demeure la seule maison de l'Institut féminin au monde.
 
Erected by Woodstock — New Brunswick's First Town / La première ville du Nouveau-Brunswick.
 
Location. 46° 9.134′ N, 67° 34.64′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, New Brunswick, in Carleton County. Marker is on Chapel Street west of Orange Street, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Chapel Street, Woodstock, New Brunswick E7M 1G7, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bailey House / Maison Bailey (a few steps from this marker); McLean Dairy / Laiterie McLean (a few steps from this marker); Methodist Parsonage / Presbytère méthodiste (within shouting distance of this marker); Flemming House / La Maison Flemming (within shouting distance of this marker); L.P. Fisher Vocational School / École professionnelle L.P. Fisher (within shouting
Women's Institute Home (<i>northwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 31, 2019
3. Women's Institute Home (northwest corner view)
distance of this marker); Wolverton House / Maison Wolverton (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Brown House / Maison du Dr. Brown (about 90 meters away); Saint James United Church / Église unie Saint James (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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