Glendale Womens' Club Clubhouse - Glendale AZ
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N 33° 32.381 W 112° 10.807
12S E 390431 N 3711742
Quick Description: This plaque resides on the front lawn of the NRHP-listed Glendale Womens' Club building at 7032 N 56th Ave, in historic downtown Glendale.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2014 3:38:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMMAQA
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Long Description:
GLENDALE WOMENS'

CLUB CLUBHOUSE

BUILT 1913

THIS PROPERTY IS LISTED IN THE

NATIONAL REGISTER

OF HISTORIC PLACES

BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

LISTED

JULY 7, 1989

IN 1901, A SMALL GROUP OF PIONEER WOMEN ORGANIZED THE SELF CULTURE CLUB

OF GLENDALE WITH THE PRIMARY FOCUS BEING THE BETTERMENT OF THEMSELVES

AND THE COMMUNITY THROUGH LITERARY ENDEAVORS. THE CLUB FEDERATED IN THE

GENERAL FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS IN 1902, AND LATER BECAME KNOWN AS

THE GLENDALE WOMEN'S CLUB. AS THE POPULATION CONTINUED TO GROW WITH

THE OPENING OF THE SUGAR BEET FACTORY IN 1907, SO DID THE CLUB'S

MEMBERSHIP. THE WOMEN FOUND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTINUE TO MEET IN THEIR

HOMES, AND DECIDED TO ACQUIRE THEIR OWN CLUBHOUSE. BY 1912, ENOUGH

MONEY HAD BEEN RAISED TO CONSTRUCT THE BUILDING AT A COST OF $2,947.00.

THE LAND ON WHICH IT IS BUILT WAS DONATED DURING A REAL ESTATE PROMOTION.

THE WOMEN HIRED THORNTON FITZHUGH. A PROMINENT ARIZONA ARCHITECT, TO

DESIGN THE CLUBHOUSE. THE BUILDING IS OF THE CRAFTMAN BUNGALOW STYLE AND

WAS CONSTRUCTED WITH IMPORTED CALIFORNIA REDWOOD. THE BUILDING WAS

DEDICATED IN 1913. THE CLUB STILL OWNS AND USES THE BUILDING TODAY.
Marker Name: Glendale Womens' Club Clubhouse

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Maricopa

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Not listed on the marker, but it was placed by the Glendale Historical Society


Year placed: Unknown

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