Woman's Club of Palo Alto - Palo Alto, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 26.754 W 122° 09.338
10S E 574688 N 4144673
Quick Description: The Woman's Club of Palo Alto was originally known as the Mother’s Club. They incorporated in 1894 with 24 members.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 8:47:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMAADH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
Views: 3

Long Description:
Excerpted from the website history page of the Women's Club of Palo Alto:

The Palo Alto organization that began in 1893 as the Mother’s Club, formally incorporated on June 20, 1894 as the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto with 24 members. Their goals were self-improvement, mutual help and community work, and they didn't waste any time fulfilling them. Within the first four years of the club's existence, they had founded the city's first reading room and library, as well as its first elementary school and high school.

The Club’s founders dreamt of having their own clubhouse. By 1906 they had raised $1,000 and purchased a lot on the corner of Homer Avenue and Cowper Street. At the time, they worried that this property was “too far out in the country”! It took 10 more years of continuos fundraising, collecting $5,300, to begin construction of their Tudor-Craftsman style “home”. Charles E. Hodges, a noted architect of the day, designed the building. As so often happens, there were cost overruns and final cost of construction was $10,590. In September 1916, 400 Palo Alto residents attended a gala celebration to mark the completion of this charming building.

Date Created: 6/20/1894

Active Club?: Yes

Website Source: [Web Link]

475 Homer Avenue
Palo Alto, CA USA

Secondary Website Source: Not listed

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