History

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Historical Significance of The Monday Club

 

The Monday Club is a non-profit civic organization with a long history of community service which includes:

 

  • Funding a lighted entrance to the city in 1926
  • Scanning for enemy planes during WWII
  • Supporting local charitable causes for women and children since 1927
  • Organized the Friends of the Library in 1978
  • Landscaped SLO’s first park, Mitchell Park 1928

 

In addition, the Monday Club currently sponsors the annual Tri-Awards scholarship program for local high school students. Scholastic, musical, and artistic accomplishments are honored through this program

 

The Monday Club is also known for its architectural design. This beautiful historic building was designed by Hearst Castle architect Julia Morgan. Julia Morgan designed the clubhouse to resemble a garden gazebo with an interior awning over the stage area. She used large off-white Chinese lanterns to light the club house, flagstone to cover the fireplace and front walkway and used local loquat trees around San Luis Obispo as inspiration for the design of the large wall murals in the main hall.

 

It took almost four years for the building to be completed. On May 11, 1934 the membership celebrated the dedication of the clubhouse.

 

   

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