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Title
Sierra Madre's Woman's Club
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
The Sierra Madre Woman's Club was established in March 11, 1907. From 1907 until 1909, club members met in the original Town Hall, located on the corner of Baldwin and Central Avenue. The club house was designed by architect John Austin of the Hunt, Eager & Burns Los Angeles architecture firm. It was completed on July 1, 1909, and a large ball was held in celebration of its opening. It could accomodate 500 guests, and included an art gallery, where many local artists displayed their work. The club members put on socials, drama festivals, and participated in the annual Flower Festival, which started in 1911. For several years, the Club ran the Wistaria Fete. In 1969 the City of Sierra Madre bought the structure, which was later razed on October 15, 1973. In early 1972, a new club house, the Essick House located at W. Sierra Madre Blvd., was purchased with funds from the sale of the previous club house and $10,000 that had been set aside for restoration. The first meeting held in the Essick House took place on September 27, 1972.
View of the exterior of the Sierra Madre's Woman's Club.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00024778
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sierra Madre-Organizations-Women's Club.; N-000-159 5x7
CARL0000028516
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/92932
Subject
Sierra Madre Woman's Club
Women--California--Sierra Madre--Societies and clubs
Clubhouses--California--Sierra Madre
Lost architecture--California--Sierra Madre
Streets--California--Sierra Madre
Sierra Madre Boulevard (Calif.)
Sierra Madre (Calif.)

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