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Portland in San Patricio County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chat Work Club

 
 
Chat Work Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
1. Chat Work Club Marker
Inscription. Formed by a group of thirty-three women on Valentine's Day, 1921, the Chat Work Club derived its name from the members' practice of working on sewing projects while conversing with each other. In 1925, they began raising funds for a Portland public library, and by 1933 a building was completed. Beginning with 291 books, the library grew over the years and has occupied a number of structures. The original library building was moved to this site in 1983. The members of the Chat Work Club remain active in community affairs.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 826.)
 
Location. 27° 54.012′ N, 97° 18.908′ W. Marker is in Portland, Texas, in San Patricio County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Buddy Ganem Drive (County Route 3239), on the right when traveling north on Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of the parking lot of the Bell Whittington Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 Memorial Drive, Portland TX 78374, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site Of Indian Point Mass Grave of 1919 Hurricane Victims (approx. 3.7 miles away); USS Lexington CV-16
Chat Work Club Marker with original library building. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, February 5, 2015
2. Chat Work Club Marker with original library building.
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Rising Sun (approx. 7.4 miles away); Kamikaze (approx. 7.4 miles away); Taft Agricultural Industrial Complex (approx. 7 miles away); Julius Lichtenstein House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Sidbury House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Merriman House (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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