Edgewood Country Club
Edgewood Country Cub was originally established in 1898 as Glenwood Athletic Club and located along present Kanawha Blvd. at Park Avenue on Charleston's West Side. In 1906 the land was subdivided and new space for the club was found in the newly developed Edgewood area of Charleston. In 1907 a clubhouse was built and in later years a 9-hole golf course was created on 100 acres of land purchased by the Edgewood Building Association. It is the oldest private country club in West Virginia.
Backstory and Context
On Christmas day 1935 the clubhouse burned to the ground and was a total loss. The only surviving part of the club was the golf course and the squash courts which were separated by a walkway. In the following year the existing clubhouse was built. Later additions have included basketball courts, an Olympic swimming pool, member's lounge and a restaurant.