Orange Chamber of Commerce
The Orange Chamber of Commerce traces its history to an 1887 citizens' committee that was formed to promote the area's business potential. A reorganization of the committee resulted in the formation of the city's Board of Trade in 1899.
A further step in the evolution of the Chamber of Commerce took place in 1902 with the establishment of the Progressive League of Orange. Comprised of representatives of leading manufacturing institutions and businesses, the league also included professionals and individuals not directly involved in the business world. Concerned with the growth and development of the city, league members undertook projects for better roads, a deep water canal, and an opera house, and began a campaign to attract investors to Orange.
Between 1918 and 1922, the Orange Chamber of Commerce was organized from a consolidation of its predecessors. Over the years, the chamber has worked successfully to stimulate business in the county. The Industrial Development Committee of the Chamber was formed in 1947 to bring chemical plants into the area. Today the Orange Chamber of Commerce is recognized as an important element in the
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11503.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 30° 5.594′ N, 93° 44.387′ W. Marker is in Orange, Texas, in Orange County. Marker is on West Green Avenue (Business U.S. 90) west of Ninth Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1012 Green Avenue, Orange TX 77630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lutcher Memorial Church Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orange Southern Pacific Depot (about 500 feet away); The City of Orange (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Christian Church of Orange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Leonard Frederick Benckenstein (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Orange, Texas Rotary Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Rotary International (approx. 0.2 miles away); Orange Dairy Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
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