mondayclubThe Monday Club of San Luis Obispo proudly presents their 14th annual Architectural Tour to be held on Sunday, April 19, with scheduled tours departing from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. This year’s event is celebrating local women architects and their designs. The roundtrip transportation starts at the historic Monday Club, 1815 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo. The Clubhouse will be open with a Julia Morgan exhibit presented by Laura Sorvetti of Cal Poly archives, and refreshments will be available. The tour will end back at The Monday Club, where lunch will be served in its beautiful gardens.

The stops include the Righetti House, a Victorian design and historic renovation on the corner of Palm Street and Johnson Avenue, the Rawlings House featuring a Spanish Revival design on Woodland Court, and Claiborne & Churchill Winery, the first straw bale building in California. There will also be a drive-by of the California Department of Industrial Relations Offices building on Allene Way. The architects Louisa Ann Smith, Laura Gough, and Marilyn Farmer will be on site to share their designs and speak to Tour guests. The combination of these buildings styles and design features, coupled with first hand dialog with the women who created them, will create an educational and culturally rich event.

All proceeds support The Monday Club Fine Arts Awards in music and visual arts for San Luis Obispo County high school seniors. Tickets are $45 and are available online (, by calling 541-0594, in San Luis Obispo at the Del Monte Café (1901 Santa Barbara Avenue), at SLO Consignment (181 Tank Farm Road), or at the door based on availability.

The Monday Club was originally formed in November of 1924, when representatives of two local women’s clubs, the Book Club and the Home Culture Club, joined together with a mission to “Enhance the educational, civic, social and cultural quality of the San Luis Obispo Community” and has been meeting continuously for over 90 years. Please consider joining them for this event as they celebrate the past, present and future of San Luis Obispo!

For more information or to schedule an interview with Christy Noble, president of The Monday Club, please call Gabriella Schrader at 805-801-7387 or email Gabriella at