Naperville Woman’s Club Renovations

After three months the construction on the “Old Stone Church” is done, and now the ladies are putting the final touches on their newly renovated space.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to be part of the community we’ve looked forward to this through three years of planning and it’s wonderful to have it done!” said Facility Manager of The Naperville Women’s Club, Georigann Baldino.

With the additions of a wheelchair ramp, and bathroom on the main floor the historic building is up to all ADA requirements, but that’s not the only upgrade they made.

“We got a new catering kitchen, which makes the building more appealing for people who want to use it for private events. We also did a number of upgrades to the building bringing it up to code, getting water and electricity outside which is something we did not have before. Another thing we were spurred to do with the remodel is clean the building head to toe- so now it just shines like a penny!” said Women’s Club President, Julie Cunningham.

The $94,000 project broke ground back in July, and now the ladies are ready to serve the community through the use of their space.

“We are really excited about it – it’s a great way to celebrate the renovations and showcase the building to the public. We’ve gotten some pretty good visibility in the community and a lot of help in getting the project done. We got a grant from the city a lot of private donors our club members did a lot of fundraising. It’s been kind of a community project and it’ll be nice to have everyone come in and see the finished product,” said Cunningham.

2015 is the perfect year for the renovations, as the women are celebrating 90 years since they moved into the original space.

 Naperville News 17’s Natalie Vitale Reports.

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