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Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Woman's Club of Tallahassee

Woman's Club of Tallahassee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 26, 2014
1. Woman's Club of Tallahassee Marker
Inscription.  The Woman's Club of Tallahassee was founded in 1903 by Miss Anna Chaires and other prominent Tallahassee women. The club helped Tallahassee's less fortunate citizens, and in 1910 was instrumental in securing funding for building the first Leon High School. It endorsed the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920. The club supported the Girl Scouts and the 4-H Club during the 1920s, and fought against poverty during the Great Depression. During World War II, the clubhouse was operated by the Red Cross to roll bandages and participate in other activities which furthered the war effort. Since the 1950s, the Woman's Club has been the site of many functions in support of a variety of charitable causes, as well as countless social events. The Mediterranean Revival style clubhouse, which became Tallahassee's unofficial civic and entertainment center after 1927, was designed by E.D. Fitchner of Louisville, Kentucky. It is located in the Los Robles subdivision, a planned Mediterranean Revival style development. Only the development's entry arch and the clubhouse were actually designed in this architectural style. The Woman's Club of
Woman's Club of Tallahassee Marker with building in background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 26, 2014
2. Woman's Club of Tallahassee Marker with building in background
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Tallahassee was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
A Florida Heritage Site

Erected 2013 by Ajax Construction Company, Benson's Heating and Air Conditioning Company, Charlene Hogan, Sue Tully and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-770.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 30° 27.575′ N, 84° 16.583′ W. Marker is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. Marker is at the intersection of Fernando Drive and Cristobal Drive, on the left when traveling north on Fernando Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1513 Cristobal Dr, Tallahassee FL 32303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette Township Grant (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Borne Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Lafayette Township Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Plantation Cemetery At Betton Hill (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Spanish Trail Highway (approx. 0.8 miles away); Towle House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rutgers House/Tallahassee Garden Club Center (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
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 GFWC Woman's Club of Tallahassee. (Submitted on March 28, 2016.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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