Pomeroy Marker for 585 Boylston Street, Boston

Note, 2/3/21:

the application is being revised, but the attachments below may continue to be useful

Download application of 1/27/21 here.

Download attachments (listed below) here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Attachments - Primary Sources

 

  1. 1909 article, “Enters New Home,” Boston Globe , Jan. 5, page 10). Shows earliest presence of suffrage-related organization, New England Women’s Club, in new building here.

  2. 1909 article, “150,000 Names Wanted; Women Voters of Greater Boston Asked to Sign Monster Petition to Congress at 585 Boylston St.,” Boston Globe, Apr. 25, page 45. Shows early presence of Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association (MWSA) here.

  3. 1912 photo of Chauncy Hall Building (Oct. 4). Window signs show presence of suffrage organizations in upper floors. Courtesy of the City of Boston Archives. Windows have lettering for MWSA, BESAGG, and Woman's Journal.

  4. 1913 article (right column on full page), Maud Wood Park, “Busy Hive Full of Workers for Women; Back Bay Building Alive with Organization for Equal Rights and Civic Betterment,” Boston American, February 23, 1913, 2W, clipping in Women’s Rights Collection, Schlesinger Library. Article by important suffragist shows major suffrage activity at this site, including Woman’s Journal, Alice Stone Blackwell, Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association (MWSA), Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government (BESAGG), Boston Woman Suffrage party, and College Equal Suffrage League (CESL).

  5. 1915 article, “Every Voter Reached,” Boston Globe, Oct. 31, page 45 (detail – “Literature Sent to Every Voter”). Shows activity at this site to support campaign in referendum for women’s right to vote.

  6. 1915 Woman’s Journal masthead for November 6, 1915, page 354. Sample masthead of Woman’s Journal showing location at this site. A survey of issues of this era shows publication at this site from 1910 to 1916, peak years of the suffrage movement. See chart at https://www.lylenyberg.com/copy-of-summer-suffragists-of-scitu. For particular issues, see Woman’s Journal online, listed in “More Sources” below.

  7. Boston Directory (Boston: Sampson & Murdock Co., 1916), 288 (excerpt), https://archive.org/details/bostonmassachuse1916112samp. Lists office of suffragist leader Alice Stone Blackwell, editor of Woman’s Journal, at this site.

  8. 1919 article, “Suffragists Plan Celebration Here; Women Voters to Discuss Results of Victory; Miss Alice Stone Blackwell Will Be Given an Ovation,” Boston Globe., July 23, page 12. Shows continued presence of suffrage organizations. For more information about the organizations, see “More Sources” below.

 

 

Additional Sources

 

A. “Chauncy Hall Building,” 585-591 Boylston St., Boston (see 2020 continuation sheets at end), Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS), online database, https://mhc-macris.net/. Download version of 9-28-20 here.

 

B. Chart of suffrage organizations in Boston, https://www.lylenyberg.com/copy-of-summer-suffragists-of-scitu, and further information on suffrage activity at 585 Boylston, https://www.lylenyberg.com/585-boylston-street.

 

C. Lyle Nyberg, Summer Suffragists: Woman Suffrage Activists in Scituate, Massachusetts (Scituate: by author, 2020), chapters 4, 7, and 8 ("Recognition" subchapter dealing with lack of documentation of suffrage sites).

 

D. Boston Globe archives online (subscription required, powered by Newspapers.com), https://www.bostonglobe.com/.

 

E. Woman’s Journal, online at “The Woman's journal and Woman's Journal and Suffrage News. Boston, 1870–1917,” courtesy of Schlesinger Library, https://listview.lib.harvard.edu/lists/drs-422585198 (click on “Full Text Search” upper right to search all issues).

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