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Woman’s Club, Raleigh, N.C.

Our postcard view this week depicts Raleigh’s Mediterranean-styled Woman’s Club building. It was built on Hillsboro St. in 1914 and featured a lounge, dining room, meeting rooms, and apartments for single women.

Thought you might like to compare this with yours. Apartments upstairs. I was a member once. Isn’t it pretty? Will see you Wednesday.
Love, Grace
Thurs. 8/31/44

The elegant Woman’s Club building graced Hillsboro St for many decades. Sadly, it was demolished in the late 1960s. Do any Goodnight Raleigh readers know what took its place and occupies the site today?

This is an example of a white border  ‘linen’ postcard, a type popular from the 1930s through the 1940s. It was published by Alfred Williams & Co., a long-established Raleigh book and stationery store. The company is still in business, and is currently renovating a building downtown as its corporate HQ and showroom.


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