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Inverness in Citrus County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Inverness Woman's Club

 
 
The Inverness Woman's Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
1. The Inverness Woman's Club Marker
Inscription. This building was reportedly constructed in the early 1900's as a library. It was later occupied by School Superintendent R.L. Turner until the 1912 Courthouse was constructed and his office moved there. In 1917 the Woman's Club of Inverness was formed. The building was enlarged in 1922, paid off in 1926, and then became a library. The Kiwanis Club, chartered in 1925, was also housed here in 1925/26, and the members of the Woman's Club served lunch to them to raise funds. In the early 1960's, the library was moved to another location. The Inverness Woman's Club was active during WWI, forming a committee for the Red Cross and rolled bandages as well as knitted sweaters, scarves and lap covers for the servicemen. They planted oak trees at the grammar school, naming them for Inverness boys in the Armed Services. Inverness Woman's Club organized the first PTA in Citrus County, and furnished a room in the late 1950's for the newly built Citrus Memorial Hospital. The Junior/Senior prom was held here in 1945. Woman's Club community services included aiding meals on wheels, Citrus United Basket, Inverness Care Center, Hacienda Girl's Ranch, Girl and Boy Scouts, Red Cross, Cancer Society, Heart Association and All Children's Hospital. The building was purchased in 1999 by George Derewenko and Linda Bega and used for private enterprise.
The Inverness Woman's Club Marker (<i>wide view; marker in shrub, left of sidewalk</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
2. The Inverness Woman's Club Marker (wide view; marker in shrub, left of sidewalk)

City of Inverness, Florida
Dedicated October 2004
by Joe and Linda Bega

 
Erected 2004 by City of Inverness, Florida, and Joe & Linda Rega.
 
Location. 28° 50.149′ N, 82° 20.013′ W. Marker is in Inverness, Florida, in Citrus County. Marker is on West Main Street (Gulf to Lake Highway) (State Road 44) east of South Osceola Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located near the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 West Main Street, Inverness FL 34450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The George Carter House (within shouting distance of this marker); J. K. Kelly House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); R. O. Hicks House (about 400 feet away); The Bank of Inverness (about 600 feet away); Citizens Bank (about 700 feet away); Inverness Masonic Temple (about 700 feet away); Dickenson Grocery (about 700 feet away); The Dime Store (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Inverness.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted horizontally on a waist-high metal post.
 
Regarding The Inverness Woman's Club.
The Inverness Woman's Club (<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
3. The Inverness Woman's Club (northeast corner view)
This building is currently occupied by a real estate firm.
 
Also see . . .  Woman's Club. George Derewenko and Linda Bega purchased the building in 1999. At the time of the historic plaque dedication in October 2004, Landmark Realty occupied it. (Submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. EducationFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen
 
The Inverness Woman's Club (<i>northwest corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, November 1, 2018
4. The Inverness Woman's Club (northwest corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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