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Creation Date

2-7-2009

Building Name

Starke Woman's Club

Description

Starke Woman's Club Marker (Obverse) Starke FL

The Woman's Club of Starke is a historic woman's club in Starke, Florida, located at 201 North Walnut Street. On April 18, 1997, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places #97000350.

The marker reads as : (side 1)

" The Woman’s Club of Starke, formerly known as the Mother’s Club, was founded in the late 19th century and held its meetings in the Bradford County High School. Their purpose was to assist the Bradford County High School. Only mothers were accepted as active members with teachers as honorary members. One of their earliest projects was furnishing a room in the school or a library and a study for the principal. They also provided students with books and clothing and hired a janitor to do maintenance. In 1913, the Mother’s Club reorganized and changed its name to the Woman’s Club of Starke. One year later, after the school moved to a different site, the Woman’s Club began using the school building as its headquarters. In 1917, with the approach of World War I, the building was turned over to the Red Cross. Club women made hospital blankets, Christmas kits for troops and shipped clothing to allies. In 1921, the Board of Education gave the school building to the Woman’s Club, at which time it was remodeled. Some of the lumber from the " Continued on reverse.....

Sponsored by the Little Woman's Club of Starke and the Florida Department of State.

Latitude, Longitude

29.94276667, -82.10596944

Keywords

Taylor,George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Starke Woman's Club Marker; Starke Woman's Club; Mothers Club; Bradford County High School; Bradford County (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Starke.

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