Ladies' Parlor Lecture Club

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Ladies' Parlor Lecture Club


Parlor Lecture Club Building, Fresno, circa 1910. The building was constructed in 1909 and situated at 1350 Van Ness, near the southeast corner of Van Ness and Tuolumne streets. Published by Edward H. Mitchell of San Francisco, a large-scale postcard manufacturer. Postmarked 1913 on verso. The Parlor Lecture Club was founded by a group of Fresno women in 1894. The name derived from the fact its first meetings were held in the parlor of Fresno’s Hughes Hotel. It was a civic betterment organization that taught home economics, sponsored charities and helped In historic preservation efforts. The PLC clubhouse was razed in 1962 and replaced with a modern office building.
Addressed to Emma Johnson, 217 Yarnell St., Kane, Pa. Postmarked NOV 13, 1913.


Edward H. Mitchell - San Francisco, Cal.




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1 postcard : b&w ; 8.9 x 14 cm.




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