Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Atlanta Woman's Club: 1900-1950
The Atlanta Woman’s Club’s first chapter house was a church that they purchased in 1908. The club occupied this residence until 1920 at which time they moved to ‘Wimbish Mansion’ on Peachtree Street. This amazing example of early twentieth century architecture and infrastructure was designed by Walter T. Downing. Currently known as the “Grand Old Lady of Peachtree”, is still owned by the Atlanta Woman’s Club today. Much work was done to the chapter house, which was built in 1906 as a private residence for the Wimbish family. It still features the original 1920s ballroom which was constructed by the Atlanta Woman’s Club. This image shows the outside appearance of this impressive structure.