The women’s clubhouse is a historic structure in St. Petersburg, FL. It was built in the 1940s by the City Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs, an exclusive group of philanthropic Black women determined to elevate their community. Eventually, membership waned, and the clubhouse sold to the school whose campus surrounded it. A new elementary school was built with a first-ever community room to hold exhibits about the remarkable clubhouse and its members.
Location: Melrose Elementary School, St. Petersburg, FL