Structure Type: built works - recreation areas and structures

Designers: Wyckoff, Ralph, Architect (firm); Ralph Wyckoff (architect)

Dates: constructed 1917

2 stories

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12 Brennan Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

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Overview

According to a notice in the Building and Engineering News in 1917, the Watsonville Women's Club was a 1-story frame building costing approximately $5,000. The building originally contained seven rooms. Ralph Wyckoff was its architect. (See "Halls and Society Buildings," Building and Engineering News, 03/28/2017, vol. 17, no. 3, p. 7.)

Building History

According to the Women's Club's web site, the organization "Built its own clubhouse in 1917, making it available for community activities, including 46 yrs as a site for American Red Cross blood drives, and an early meeting place for the local YWCA, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and the Community Chest (forerunner of United Way). (See Watsonville Women's Club, "History," accessed 03/14/2017.)

Building Notes

In 2017, the Watsonville Women's Club was the city's "...oldest continuously existing organization." (See Watsonville Women's Club, accessed 03/14/2017.)

PCAD id: 20976