Site of the Organization of Lady Washington Chapter, NSDAR
The Lady Washington Chapter founding officers were Regent Ella Hutchins Sydnor, Vice-Regent Lelia L. Crane, Recording Secretary Mary Botts Fitzgerald, Corresponding Secretary Margaret Hadley Foster, Registrar Bettie Palmer Hutcheson, Treasurer Bettie Heath Stuart, and Historian Julia Hadley Franklin. These founding members organized and served on many of the social, patriotic, environmental, and educational organizations that helped form today’s Houston and Harris county, including the City Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Houston Public School
The NSDAR was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and secure America’s future through better education for children. Membership is open to women who descend from a man or woman who served as a sailor, soldier or civil officer, or was a recognized patriot who rendered material aid to the revolution.
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15955.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women.
Location. 29° 45.62′ N, 95° 21.774′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Texas Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the front of the Rice Hotel building, to the right of the main entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Texas Avenue, Houston TX 77002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Capitol of the Republic of Texas (here, next to this marker); Former Site of Capitol, Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); Busy Corners (within shouting distance of this marker); State National Bank Building (about 500 feet away, measured
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