Evansville in Vanderburgh County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Albion Fellows Bacon
Association in 1907, which became The
YWCA of Evansville in 1911*
*Early twentieth century advocate of
housing and social reforms on local, state
and national levels*
*Crusader for welfare of women and
*Poet and Author*
*Member of Vanderburgh Chapter, DAR*
Marker dedicated October 18, 2000
by Captain Henry Vanderburgh Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 2000 by Captain Henry Vanderburgh Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1907.
Location. 37° 58.326′ N, 87° 34.497′ W. Marker is in Evansville, Indiana, in Vanderburgh County. Marker is on Vine Street west of NW 2nd Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located near the sidewalk, directly in front of the Evansville Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Vine Street, Evansville IN 47708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holy Trinity Parish Sesquicentennial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheriff's Residence and Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vanderburgh County World War I Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Short Lived Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); McGary's Burial Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vanderburgh County World War II Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Underground Railway Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); McCurdy - Sears Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Evansville.
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1. Albion Fellows Bacon - Reformer and Author. Britannica website entry:
One day, almost by chance, Bacon discovered Evansville’s riverfront slums and was moved to become a “friendly visitor” for the city’s associated charities. In time she organized the Men’s Circle of Friendly Visitors, the Flower Mission for poor working girls, a Working Girls’ Association, an Anti-Tuberculosis League, and the Monday Night Club of influential citizens interested in charitable work. Becoming convinced that substandard housing lay at the root of all the social ills she had witnessed, she drafted a model state law that, after she had directed a yearlong public campaign and lobbying effort, was passed (Submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Albion Fellows Bacon. Wikipedia entry:
As Indiana's foremost "municipal housekeeper," a Progressive Era term for women who applied their domestic skills to social problems plaguing their communities, Bacon had a range of reform interests. She is best remembered for her efforts to improve housing standards and her work on tenement reform. A recognized expert in the field of housing reform, Bacon was persistent in her efforts to secure passage of legislative proposals for the issue, which resulted in passage of housing legislation in Indiana in 1909, 1913, and 1917. Bacon earned a national reputation as a social reformer that resulted in her appointment to the President's Conference on Home Building and Home Ownership and served on its standards and objectives committee. (Submitted on April 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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