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Temperance Row Dedicated

One of the most unusually successful political movements in U.S. history, the drive for Constitutional Prohibition, was ultimately led by the Anti-Saloon League of America. From 1909 to 1924 ASLA headquarters was in Westerville, Ohio, and its leaders lived in homes built during that time on an 11 acre tract originally purchased by Purley Baker, the League's Superintendent in 1909.

That 11 acre tract developed into what became Temperance Row and was placed (this link is a large pdf file with photos) on the National Register of Historic Places two years ago, and last weekend it was dedicated following the recent placement of a plaque at the site.

Posted by Dave Trippel on September 24, 2010 at 05:10 PM in Prohibition, Temperance, United States | Permalink