In 1905, Harriman's founders established the American Temperance University to promote their social doctrine. The building is referred to as The Temperance Building and is one of Harriman’s most beloved historical landmarks. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places for over 50 years.
The Temperance heritage was slow to depart from Harriman, which had no liquor stores until 1993. The City of Harriman has been able to maintain many of the original town buildings, including the Princess Theatre, one of only a few Art Deco theatres still standing today. Town guests can visit Harriman's Carnegie Library, originally funded by the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, was built in Harriman's infancy and offers a taste of times past thanks to its Greek Revival architectural style and use of its original oak bookcases.
For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Temperance Building directly.