Young Women's Christian Association Of Beaumont
Established in 1911 with ten members, the Beaumont Young Women's Christian Association was officially chartered three years alter. Meetings were held in the town Temperance Hall until a separate building was constructed for the members at this location in 1918. That same year Frances Morris, a local teacher, formed a club for the black girls of the city. Through her efforts, it was chartered as a branch of the YWCA shortly after her death in 1933. A merger of both branches was completed in 1969.
The following individuals signed the charter of the Young Women's Christian Association of Beaumont, Texas, in 1914: Mrs. J. Frank Keith, Mrs. T. S. Reed, Jr., Mrs. W. P. H. McFadden, Mrs. Charles Cahison, Mrs. J. E. Carroll, Jrs. J. A. Glen, Mrs. D. Edward Greer, Mrs. J. W. Mackey, Mrs. F. M. Law, and Mrs. W. A. Shrigley. F. W. Steinman was architect for the building constructed in 1918.
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10585.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
Location. 30° 5.179′ N, 94° 6.02′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Calder Avenue west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 660 Calder Street, Beaumont TX 77701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westminster Presbyterian Church Of Beaumont (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church Of Beaumont (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Fire Station (about 500 feet away); Enterprise-Journal (about 500 feet away); Sanders House (about 700 feet away); Young Men's Christian Association Of Beaumont (approx. 0.2 miles away); Noah Tevis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Travis Street Substation (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
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