I'm doing some much needed research on the role of the Silver Lake Chautauqua Assembly as it related to the W.C.T.U. headquarters building and functions at the corner of Embury and Park Ave. I am quickly learning that larger headquarters locations across the country such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Evanston, the big cities of Ohio, and many others were keenly aware of the Silver Lake Assembly. They were also aware of the fact that the Assembly was not simply a "landlord" for the W.C.T.U., but was actively engaged in Women's Suffrage and that entire social justice movement which gave women the vote in 1920 and the less successful Prohibition Amendment which eventually was reversed.
Also mentioned frequently in the W.C.T.U. history is the Perry First Methodist Episcopal Church as also hosting numerous events on behalf of the W.C.T.U. and sometimes pooling their efforts with the Silver Lake Assembly.
The original Social Creed was adopted by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1908 as a denominational statement decrying child labor and supporting the economic rights of workers, better workplace conditions, better wages and worker safety.