Our History

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Click here to Read January 2023 Point Loma OB Monthly article on the Assembly's history


Nov 6, 1911 - Twenty-eight civic-minded Point Loma ladies assembled to organize a local improvement society creating Point Loma Assembly.

May, 1913 - Mr. Jennings offered four lots to the Assembly for free provided the Assembly would incorporate and build within one year at a cost not less than $2,000.

August 30, 1913 - Point Loma Assembly was incorporated.

June, 1914 - Work began on the new clubhouse.

September 21, 1914 - The 41 members held the first Assembly meeting in the new building. The clubhouse soon hosted a variety of functions -- Campfire Girls, Sunday School and Church services, parties, civic meetings, election polls, dancing classes, plays, city library deposit station, and a Christmas party for school children -- as well as the Assembly meetings.

January 4, 1915 - Formal opening of the Point Loma Assembly clubhouse.

1917 - The clubhouse was turned into Red Cross work rooms for sewing and knitting. Many dances were given for service men during World War I.

November 26, 1935 - Upon Frank Jenning's death, his sons generously wrote a new grant deed stipulating that the property could be sold to Point Loma Assembly on January 1, 1946 for $5 if all prevailing terms had been met.

December 7, 1941 - At the beginning of World War II, Assembly again became a Red Cross Distribution Center for all of Point Loma.

January 1, 1946 - Point Loma Assembly gets full title to the property per grant deed from 1935.

The next 50 years saw the Point Loma Assembly membership grow to over 160 members. Gardening classes, annual flower shows, art exhibitions, music, square dancing, philanthropic work, Mr. Benjamin's dance lessons, and social times continued.

2004 - The clubhouse was given an overall upgrade/update with painting, new carpet, window coverings, chairs and kitchen appliances. Its palm tree was sold and replaced with an orchid tree.

The future looks bright for Point Loma Assembly as it continues to be "where the community likes to meet".