Elyria in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Birthplace of Easter Seal Society
Erected 1969 by the National Easter Seals Society for Crippled Children and Adults and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-47.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 22, 1919.
Location. 41° 22.045′ N, 82° 5.798′ W. Marker is in Elyria, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is on East Broad Street east of East River Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 E Broad St, Elyria OH 44035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of Elyria (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Monteith Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen Becker-Haynes Building (approx. half a mile away); In Memoriam (approx. half a mile away); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Elyria Vietnam Conflict Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elyria.
Also see . . . The Story of Easterseals. Excerpt:
As America’s largest nonprofit health care organization, Easterseals is committed to the comprehensive health and wellness of the more than 1.4 million people it serves each year and is prepared to respond to the needs of the one in four Americans living with disability today with outcomes-based services for all disabilities throughout the lifespan.(Submitted on December 10, 2019.)
The overwhelming public support for the Easter “seals” campaign triggered a nationwide expansion of the organization and a swell of grassroots efforts on behalf of people with disabilities. By 1967, the Easter “seal” was so well recognized, the organization formally adopted the name "Easter Seals."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on October 30, 2020, by Robert Baughman of Bellefontaine, Ohio. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.