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William Law Watkins

Meals on Wheels Center

 

—Anderson County —

 
William Law Watkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2012
1. William Law Watkins Marker
Inscription.
This facility was originally built in 1951 and was the cafeteria for the McCants Middle School. Renovation of the space for Meals on Wheels was completed in 2000 to allow for the expansion of the successful community program, which was begin in 1976, through an effort spearheaded by Lila Albergotti and Lucille Mayo. The new center was made possible by the same generosity of benefactors which has enabled the program to operate through its history.

 
Erected 2000 by Meals on Wheels.
 
Location. 34° 30.183′ N, 82° 38.683′ W. Marker is in Anderson, South Carolina, in Anderson County. Marker is at the intersection of South Fant Street and East Whitner Street, on the right when traveling north on South Fant Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South Fant Street, Anderson SC 29624, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Bullein Johnson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Baptist Church Bell (about 700 feet away); Anderson County Courthouse Annex Park (about 700 feet away); A Living Tribute (about 700 feet away); G. Ross Anderson Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse
William Lee Watkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2012
2. William Lee Watkins Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); G.F. Tolly Building -- c. 1910 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portman Shoals (approx. 0.2 miles away); Portman Dam and Power Plant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Temple -- 1889 (approx. ¼ mile away); St. John's Methodist Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Meals on Wheels in Anderson celebrates 35 years of delivering meals, kindness to the homebound. Lila Albergotti and Lucille Mayo, with the help of Barry Knobel and other board members, started Anderson’s Meals on Wheels program in June 1976. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Community leader Mayo dies at 92. When Lila Albergotti and Lucille Mayo paired up to start Meals on Wheels in Anderson County, there was no stopping the two. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

3. A labor of love: Lucille Mayo dedicated herself to one cause. Mrs. Mayo, who died Monday at 92, was recognized in 1999 as instrumental in the creation and success of Anderson’s Meals on Wheels program. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

4. William Law Watkins 1910-1999. Born in Anderson,
William Law Watkins<br>1910-1999 image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
3. William Law Watkins
1910-1999
Bill Law attended public schools in Anderson. (Submitted on October 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
McCants Junior High School Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2012
4. McCants Junior High School Facade
McCants Junior High School Facade image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 11, 2012
5. McCants Junior High School Facade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 4, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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