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Julia Morgan and the San Pedro YWCA: Discussion and Tour

November 11, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Discussion 2 – 3 p.m.
Reception and tour 3 – 4 p.m.

YWCA San Pedro (1918) designed by Julia Morgan, the first licensed female architect in California. Photo courtesy YWCA Harbor Area and South Bay.

Get to know Julia Morgan, California’s first female architect, and learn about her special connection to the YWCA, for whom she designed more than thirty buildings in at least seventeen locations. At this program, attendees will spend time in the home-like San Pedro YWCA, a 1918 Craftsman building (LA Historic Cultural Monument  #186), and discover its impact in the South Bay community.

Built during WWI as a hostess house, the San Pedro YWCA provided food, shelter, and recreation facilities to the rapidly increasing number of women employed in industrial or military jobs. In 1921, local citizens purchased the building and applied for and received incorporation as an official branch of the YWCA.

It still serves as a YWCA today and during its ninety year history has provided countless resources for women, including educational courses, child care, health and fitness information, and support for battered women.

The program will include a panel presentation, a semi-guided tour of the facility and a reception with light refreshments.

Parking and Metro Information

Free parking is available across the street from the YWCA near the northeast corner of 9th Street and Pacific Avenue in the parking lot behind O’Reilly Auto Parts.

Metered street parking is available along 9th Street; all meter rules apply. Street parking is available on Mesa Street and other nearby neighborhood streets; check all posted parking signage.

Please do NOT park in the Hope Chapel parking lot on the southeast corner of 9th and Pacific Ave. It is for members of the congregation only.

Taking public transit? Consult Metro Trip Planner.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Discussion 2 – 3 p.m.
Reception and tour 3 – 4 p.m.
$10 for LAC members and YWCA Harbor Area members
$15 for non-members

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November 11, 2012
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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YWCA Harbor Area and San Pedro
437 Ninth Street
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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Sarah Weber
213 430 4210