The Building

Our history starts in 1901 with the formation of the Monday Club, one of three women’s groups in Eureka dedicated to civic, educational, and cultural pursuits. The Club purchased the property at 1531 J Street, Eureka, in 1908 and began raising money for the clubhouse (which included renting the land to a neighbor for his cow at $1.50 per month). A $3,000 mortgage was obtained in 1916, and construction soon began.

The building was designed in the Craftsman style by architect Franklin T. Georgeson, who designed many notable buildings in Humboldt County, including the First Church-Christ Scientist and Masonic Building in Eureka and the Minor Theatre in Arcata.

Many repairs were required after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake stuck in January, 2010. Eureka Woman's Club Earthquake 2010