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Canadian in Hemphill County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

W.C.T.U. Building

 
 
W. C. T. U. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
1. W. C. T. U. Building Marker
Inscription.  Only structure in the nation built, owned and still operated by a local chapter of Women's Christian Temperance Union. Built 1911, with financing and upkeep from annual bazaars held since 1906. Also, used by public library and civic groups.

Determined to abolish liquor by local option election, the chapter organized in 1902. Won first election a year later. Meetings have been held every 4th Wednesday since founding.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1966

 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5668.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 35° 54.764′ N, 100° 22.93′ W. Marker is in Canadian, Texas, in Hemphill County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South 5th Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 East Main Street, Canadian TX 79014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
W. C. T. U. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
2. W. C. T. U. Building Marker
of this marker. R. Dick Bussell (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hemphill (within shouting distance of this marker); Hemphill County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jones Mansion (about 400 feet away); First Church Bell (about 500 feet away); First Baptist Church of Canadian (about 700 feet away); The Former Canadian Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); First National Bank of Canadian (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canadian.
 
W. C. T. U. Building image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 2, 2012
3. W. C. T. U. Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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