Julia Morgan's original drawings for our Clubhouse, Courtesy of Cal Poly Archives

JULY-AUGUST 2017 - End of Summer by Jennifer Alderman

August 25, 2017 1:49 PM | Linda Wilson (Administrator)

Dear Members,

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. With September comes the first General Meeting of the 2017-2018 Monday Club year. The Board and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, September 11. 

As excited as I am about the new Club year, I am sorry to report that the two old incense cedar trees that flank the walk to the Monterey Street entrance of The Monday Club are dying and must be removed. In the original Julia Morgan rendering there are no large trees shown in front of our building. The trees are thought to have been planted around the time building construction was completed in 1934 and are on the City of San Luis Obispo Master Tree List, along with two other incense cedars (closer to the building) that are, fortunately, still healthy and not slated for removal.


Librocedrus decurrens the Incense Cedar tree, is native to the Sierra Nevadas in California. In that cooler environment, with more rainfall, the trees are long-lived - often in excess of 500 years. However, in drier, warmer San Luis Obispo the life expectancy is closer to 80-100 years.

While it will be sad to see our old friends go, one positive thing to look forward to is that our beautiful building will no longer be partially hidden and will once again take center stage.

Speaking of the stage, please don’t miss The Monday Clubhouse Conservancy production of ‘Becoming Julia Morgan’ an award-winning play of the architect’s life by playwright Belinda Taylor on October 6, 7 and 8 at The Monday Club.

In appreciation,

Jennifer Alderman, President

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