The clubhouse of the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the few remaining examples of its type of architecture in the area. The building is considered to be one of the most historically important in Coconut Grove.
In order to preserve and maintain this precious building, the Club’s fundraising efforts and the continued earnings of the Club through rental income is vital to its survival. To support these efforts, the building infrastructure needs to be brought up to date. The club’s kitchen has not been remodeled in more than 60 years and is in dire need of renovation and modernization. In addition, more storage and a catering pavilion are required. These improvements will help to ensure the Clubhouse is maintained and its heritage is preserved.
The Club celebrates its 126th Anniversary this year. We hope you will join us in this celebration and support our efforts to preserve our historic Clubhouse for future generations.
The scope of this project includes the gutting and renovating of kitchen (last known renovation in 1949), the creation of a separate storage area (for chairs and building supplies) and the construction of a catering pavilion in the rear of the building. To see rendering A of the new kitchen, click here. To see rendering B of the new kitchen click here and to see the Pavillion, click here.
It is estimated that this project will cost up to $150,000. The architect for the project is Luigi Vitalini of Vitalini Corozzini Architects and Ted Stahl of Ted Stahl Interior Design is our designer. Mr. Stahl has graciously donated his expertise as the designer. Former President Nancy Boggio is project coordinator on behalf of the club working with our architect and kitchen designer. Inkind gifts are also being sought for this project. For more information on inkind gifts, contact Nancy Boggio.
Anne MacDonald-Korth and Toni Valarezo, co-chairs of the McFarlane Society, are leading the fundraising efforts. If you are interested in making a donation toward this project or know of a company or foundation that might be willing to lend support, please contact them. Gifts of $1,000 or more will be listed on the McFarlane Society plaque on the veranda and naming opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Toni Valarezo.
Your generous donations will help us protect and maintain this beautiful historic building. Donors of $1,000 or more become members of the McFarlane Society and will be listed on a distinguished plaque in the clubhouse in perpituity and on the club's website.
Thank you for your consideration!