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Pharr in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kiwanis Club of Pharr

 
 
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By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
1. Kiwanis Club of Pharr Marker
Inscription.  

This Mission style building was the first meeting place in the Kiwanis International Organization owned by a local club. It was built in 1928, 13 years after the formation of the first Kiwanis Club in Detroit, Michigan, and one year after the Pharr club was chartered. Designed to serve as a community center, it has been used for a variety of civic functions and meetings and has housed offices of the City Chamber of Commerce.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1981
 
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2961.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 26° 11.522′ N, 98° 10.955′ W. Marker is in Pharr, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of West Newcombe Avenue and Bluebonnet Street on West Newcombe Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 West Newcombe Avenue, Pharr TX 78577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Pharr School (here, next to this marker); Pharr Volunteer Fire Department
Kiwanis Club of Pharr Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
2. Kiwanis Club of Pharr Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Pharr City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Pharr (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Pharr (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buell School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guadalupe Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Paris Gum Factory (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pharr.
 
Also see . . .  Kiwanis Club. is an international service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan. It is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, and is found in more than 80 nations and geographic areas. Since 1987, the organization also accepts women as members. Membership in Kiwanis and its family of clubs is more than 600,000 members. Each year, Kiwanis clubs raise more than US$100 million and report more than 18.5 million volunteer hours to strengthen communities and serve children. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on February 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Old Kiwanis Club building of Pharr image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
3. The Old Kiwanis Club building of Pharr
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 2, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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