Details for The Woman's Club of San Antonio (Atlas Number 5029005890)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5029005890


Marker Number 5890
Atlas Number 5029005890
Marker Title The Woman's Club of San Antonio
Index Entry Woman's Club of San Antonio, The
Address 1717 San Pedro
City San Antonio
County Bexar
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 548529
UTM Northing 3257987
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; women, women's history topics; fraternal organizations; design and construction; women's clubs
Marker Year 1975
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 1717 San Pedro, San Antonio
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Formed in 1898 by Philanthropist Eleanor Brackenridge (1837-1924) and journalist Marin B. Fenwick with eighteen charter members, the Woman's Club of San Antonio was the first departmental club in Texas. Miss Brackenridge served for seven years as the group's first president. The activities of this charitable organization have advanced voting and education for women, social reforms, and the arts. The group purchased its first clubhouse in 1908. This structure, built-in 1907-08 as the residence of business and civic leader David J. Woodward, was acquired by the Woman's Club in 1926. (1975)