Women’s Improvement Club of Hueneme

California bungalow style ranch with two doors and four windows. Photo by Los Angeles, CC BY-SA 3.0
Modern photo of the Women’s Improvement Clubhouse of Hueneme.

Photo by Los Angeles, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4741211

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Hueneme, California.
National Register of Historic Places

Built in 1915, this small bungalow-style building housed the Women’s Improvement Club of Hueneme, California. The club was founded in 1909 by a group of 15 women who wanted to restore the vitality of their community. Hueneme was an agricultural town with a wharf for the shipment of harvested goods. When the town of Oxnard was established nearby, residents of Hueneme moved away for employment opportunities.  

Women in the club improved the physical appearance of their town by cleaning streets, restoring buildings, and beautifying public parks and plazas. In addition, the club also founded a local library located at the clubhouse. The Women’s Improvement Club also supported US troops in World War I through their sewing efforts and by holding fundraising projects. Throughout the 20th century, the clubhouse was used for social events, classes, and rummage sales.

Last updated: August 16, 2018