Federated Women's Clubs Of Port Arthur
The Federated Women's Clubs of Port Arthur is a league of sixteen individual clubs which represent a variety of interests and public service projects. Together, through the organization, they combine their efforts for the betterment of the community.
The Federation developed from the Women's Self-improvement Club which was organized with nine charter members in February 1898 at the home of Mrs. W. D. Park. It was originally a literary club, but social services were soon added. In 1910 members interested in music started the Symphony Club. The following year they were joined by the Reading Club in the formation of a department club. In 1914 the Young Women's Culture Club and the Women's Self-Improvement Club joined the organization.
Meetings were held in homes until 1915 when the club moved to the Elks' Theater building. After a 1923 fire destroyed clubrooms and furnishings, members began planning for a separate clubhouse at this site, which was completed the following year.
Renamed in 1977, the Federated Women's Clubs of Port Arthur has made significant contributions to the city through sponsorship of such programs as civic activities,
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10514.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women.
Location. 29° 52.913′ N, 93° 55.377′ W. Marker is in Port Arthur, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Lakeshore Drive north of Lake Charles Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1924 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur TX 77640, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clubhouse of the Federated Women’s Clubs of Port Arthur (within shouting distance of this marker); Pompeiian Villa (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellwood - Craig House (about 400 feet away); Vuylsteke House (about 400 feet away); John Warne Gates (about 700 feet away); Ruby Ruth Fuller Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Port Arthur College (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gates Memorial Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Arthur.
Additional keywords. Federated Women's Clubs Of Port Arthur
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