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Temperance Coffee House Card

Identifier: RH-A-3994
Scope and Contents Temperance organizations started in Kalamazoo in 1836. The city directories have no listing for a Temperance Coffee House but there is information in the 1876 Kalamazoo City Directory about the Kalamazoo Temperance Association, organized in June, 1875 which opened the "Holly Tree Inn" coffee rooms at 40 N. Burdick Street. The aim of the organization was to reform those who "habitually use intoxicating drinks," and coffee...

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  • Repository: Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections X
  • Subject: Temperance -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo X
  • Names: Temperance Society (Kalamazoo, Mich.) X