Kentucky Woman Suffrage
Name of Historic Site:
The Arts Club
Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Site for Kentucky Equal Rights Association statewide meeting, October 24-25, 1912
Currently a multi-owned private residence, condominiums
Years of Importance:
The twenty-third annual convention of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association is held in the Arts Club Building in Lexington. At this meeting Madeline McDowell Breckinridge is elected president - a position that had been held by Laura Clay since the organization's founding in 1888. The special guest keynote speaker that year was Mrs. Ella S. Stewart of Chicago. The Arts Club Building still stands at 441 West Second Street in Lexington (seen here on a 3D view of a Bing map). A postcard from the early 20th century shows its stately entrance (see the image online in the Ronald Morgan Postcard Collection at the Kentucky Historical Society). You can read the Convention's report online via the Kentucky Digital Library, courtesy of the University of Kentucky Special Collections and Research Center.