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By Mary Walkup
Contributing Writer 

Save a Piece of Lake Wales History


Last updated 11/11/2020 at 9:59am

Woman's Club building on Park Avenue.

Well into the 20th century, bank accounts, credit cards, and household finances were legally left to the control of men. Women's lack of financial freedom was one of General Federation of Women's Club's founder, Jane Cunningham Croly, foundational rallying cries for women across the country.

GFWC Clubhouses have come to play a significant role in the preservation of America's historic buildings. Many clubs are situated within historic buildings or were constructed or purchased by clubwomen at an integral time in American's architectural history. Clubhouses have become an essential part of c...

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