Arts Club Building, site of 23rd Annual KERA Convention

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Project Name:
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

County:
Fayette

Town/City:
Lexington

Zip Code:
40507

Associated Organization:
Currently a multi-owned private residence, condominiums

Years of Importance:
1912-1920
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
University of Kentucky

Additional Comments:

 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.