AKA: Friday Morning Club Clubhouse #2, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; Variety Arts Center Building, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Allison and Allison, Architects (firm); David Clark Allison (architect); James Edward Allison (architect)

Dates: constructed 1923-1924

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938 South Figueroa Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90015-1303

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Overview

This was the second clubhouse built for the Friday Morning Club, an early women's club in Los Angeles, CA, founded by Caroline Maria Seymour Severance (1820–1914) in 1891. Severance was also involved in the founding of the significant New England Women's Club, the first of its kind in the US, dedicated to educational improvement for women and to cultural betterment in general. The first existed for about twenty years between 1900 and 1920, when it was demolished to make way for this much larger six-story facility. The firm of Allison and Allison designed this second clubhouse for the Friday Morning Club on the corner of 9th Street and South Figueroa Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument: ID n/a

PCAD id: 15320