The Turners

The name Turner is derived from the German word for 'Gymnast'.  The turnvereins were organizations dedicated to physical activity, especially gymnastics, but also had a 'patriotic' spirit and nature.  Read about the American Turners.  There were several Turnerverein.  One of the Turnerverein was located on Hollins Street, there was another on Pratt Street.

Photo to the left is the New Turner Hall 1905