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Pollitzer House

 
 
Pollitzer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. Pollitzer House Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This was the home of sisters Carrie (1881-1974), Mabel (1885-1979), and Anita Pollitzer (1894-1975), longtime activists for women’s rights. Anita, an artist and wife of press agent Elie C. Edson, played a pivotal role in the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which allowed women to vote. She was national secretary, then chair of the National Woman’s Party (the forerunner of the National Organization for Women) from 1921 to 1949.
(Reverse text)
In 1918 Carrie Pollitzer, co-founder and assistant principal of the S.C. Kindergarten Training School, led a successful effort to enroll women in the College of Charleston. Mabel, a science teacher at Memminger High School, organized an early school lunch program there. She also served as chair and publicity director of the state National Woman’s Party and helped found the first free public library in Charleston County, which opened in 1931.
 
Erected 2006 by The Center For Women. (Marker Number 10-49.)
 
Location. 32° 46.795′ N, 79° 56.312′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Pitt Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Wentworth and
Pollitzer House Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. Pollitzer House Marker, reverse side
Baufain Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Pitt Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Marine Hospital (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jenkins Orphanage (about 800 feet away); Fielding Home for Funerals (about 800 feet away); United States Marine Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Affra Harleston Coming (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Medical College of South Carolina Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); President's House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glover - Sottile House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
 
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Pollitzer House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
3. Pollitzer House and Marker
Pollitzer House south side porches image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
4. Pollitzer House south side porches
Pollitzer House at 5 Pitt Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
5. Pollitzer House at 5 Pitt Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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