The Oviedo Woman's Club Conducts Surprise Mortgage Burning Ceremony

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Title

The Oviedo Woman's Club Conducts Surprise Mortgage Burning Ceremony

Alternative Title

Oviedo Woman's Club Conducts Mortgage Burning Ceremony

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Clubs--United States
Mortgages--Florida

Description

A newspaper article about a surprise mortgage burning ceremony for the Oviedo Woman's Club (OWC). Harden Webb, the Executive Vice President of the Citizens Bank of Oviedo, joined the club members to burn the mortgage for the clubhouse, which began in July 1961 and was paid off on May 11, 1964. Webb is pictured in the article's photograph, alongside Mrs. J. H. Staley, Mrs. Jim Michael, Mrs. W. H. Martin, and Mrs. R. W. Estes, shown from left to right.

The Oviedo Woman's Club was founded in 1906 as the Oviedo Magazine Club by seven charter members: H. B. McCall, Edith Meade, Georgia Lee Wheeler, Lillian Lee Lawton, Mattie Aulin Wheeler, Milcah Yonge, and Mary King. The first clubhouse was constructed in 1914 and also served as Oviedo's first library. In 1916, the club joined the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs (FFWC) and officially changed its name to the Oviedo Woman's Club. In 1923, the woman's club was federated under the umbrella of the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC). A new clubhouse was built in 1961 on property donated by R. L. Croom, a former member, which is located at 414 King Street. The Oviedo Woman's Club is involved in many civic projects, including the annual Great Day in the Country Arts and Crafts Festival, the Spring Fundraiser, Tasting Luncheons, and Celebrate Spring Teas.

Creator

Lundy, Evelyn

Source

Original newspaper article: Lundy, Evelyn. "The Oviedo Woman's Club Conducts Surprise Mortgage Burning Ceremony." The Sanford Herald, May 15, 1964: Private Collection of Beatrice Gestrich.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1964-05-15

Date Copyrighted

1964-05-15

Date Issued

1964-05-15

Contributor

Gestrich, Beatrice

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: Lundy, Evelyn. "The Oviedo Woman's Club Conducts Surprise Mortgage Burning Ceremony." The Sanford Herald, May 15, 1964.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Oviedo Woman's Club, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Evelyn Lundy and published by The Sanford Herald.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Sanford Herald and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Beatrice Gestrich

External Reference

"Our History." Oviedo Woman's Club. http://www.oviedowomansclub.org/our-community/our-history.html.

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1 newspaper article

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