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Housekeepers Club
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 43.602 W 080° 14.392
17R E 576248 N 2845637
Quick Description: Located at South Bayshore Dr and McFarlane Rd
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2018 8:30:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMXNA0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
On Thursday afternoon, February 19, 1891, Flora McFarlane and five other pioneer women of Dade County founded the Housekeepers Club, the first organized women's club in South Florida. The purpose was to bring the housekeepers of the area together for companionship. The club's first project was to raise money for a new Sunday school building. Miss McFarlane was elected president and dues were set at 40 cents a year.
The Housekeepers Club met in the schoolhouse and later at Union Chapel before 1897. In that year the group built its own wooden clubhouse on property donated by Ralph M. Munroe. The present building of pine, masonry and native rock was constructed in 1921. At each location the club maintained its active involvement in the civic, social, and cultural aspects of the community.
On March 17, 1957, the Housekeepers Club became the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove. Chartered by the State of Florida in 1897, the club is federated with the General, Florida, and Dade County Federations of Women's Clubs.
Marker Number: None

Date: None

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Women's Club of Coconut Grove and the Historical Association of Southern Florida

Website: Not listed

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