St. Petersburg Woman's Club

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St. Petersburg Woman's Club
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St. Petersburg Woman's Club is located in Florida
St. Petersburg Woman's Club
St. Petersburg Woman's Club is located in the US
St. Petersburg Woman's Club
LocationSt. Petersburg, Florida
Coordinates27°47′36″N 82°37′33″W / 27.79333°N 82.62583°W / 27.79333; -82.62583Coordinates: 27°47′36″N 82°37′33″W / 27.79333°N 82.62583°W / 27.79333; -82.62583
NRHP reference #94000708[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 15, 1994

The St. Petersburg Woman's Club is a historic woman's club in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is located at 40 Snell Isle Boulevard. On July 15, 1994, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[2]

History[edit]

The St. Petersburg Woman's Club began on February 7, 1913 by Mrs. Benjamin A. Greene who moved from Evanston, Illinois where she served as the president of her Federated Woman's Club. Mrs. Greene was the president and the club met every Thursday afternoon at 3pm at the First Baptist Church. The club joined the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs in 1913.[3]

In 1921, Mrs. Esterly became the Honorary President for life. The club motto was “Each for all and all for humanity. We cannot all serve alike but we can all serve willingly and well.” A building fund was first established in 1922 and membership grew to 400 by January 1923. On November 26, 1923, the St. Petersburg Woman's Club officially became a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.

The clubhouse dedication took place in November 1929 and in April 1932 twelve young women started the Junior Woman's Club as an auxiliary of the Senior Woman's Club.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "St. Petersburg Womans Club". St. Petersburg Womans Club. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  3. ^ "St. Petersburg Woman's Club Heritage". St. Petersburg Woman's Club. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  4. ^ "We Build". ST. Petersburg Womans Club. Retrieved 22 January 2014.

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