Kansas City in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Kansas City Athenaeum
This building was erected in 1914 and has continuously been the home of the Kansas City Athenaeum, one of the oldest and largest federated women's clubs in Missouri. Familiar names among the 71 chapter members were: Mary Harmon Weeks, founder of the national P.T.A., and Phebe Jane Ess, president for 24 years of the Susan B. Anthony Suffrage Club, and also the first president of the Missouri Federation of Women's Clubs. The last name of the other charter members, Porter, Nettleton, and Gage, are commemorated by building, streets, and schools in this area.
The Kansas City Athenaeum founded The Naturalization Council in 1926, created the General Hospital Rehabilitation Fund in 1947, and started the first Golden Age Club in Kansas City, in 1948. The Athenaeum has been the motivating force behind many of our city's social, political and cultural programs.
Erected by Native Sons, Kansas City, Missouri.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Civil RightsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
Location. 39° 4.137′ N, 94° 34.427′ W. Marker is in Kansas City, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Linwood Blvd. and Campbell Street, on the left when traveling east on Linwood Blvd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kansas City MO 64109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elizabeth Duncan Porter (approx. half a mile away); Mayor Milton Jameson Payne (approx. half a mile away); Josephine Anderson (approx. half a mile away); Lieutenant Joseph Boggs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Janssen Place Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas Jefferson (Squire) Goforth (approx. 0.6 miles away); Catherine Purdom and Nancy Purdom Waskey (approx. 0.6 miles away); Franklin Pierce Fisk (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kansas City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Michael W. Kruse of Kansas City, Missouri. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.