The Department Club

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The Department Club
1924 Lakeshore Drive
Port Arthur, Texas
(409) 985-8801

The newly renovated Department Club, also known as the Federated Women’s Club, is a Port Arthur clubhouse built in 1924 and a jewel in the heart of downtown Port Arthur.

While the building wasn’t constructed until the 1920s, the Federated Women’s Clubs was originally organized in 1989, according to the Texas Historical Commission. At the time, it was a reading club and members met at a house. As time passed, other clubs joined. By 1916, there were six: The Reading Club, The Symphony Club, The Woman’s Culture Club, The Woman’s Self Improvement Club, The Civic Club and The Household Economics Club. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.

The Department Club sits on historic Lakeshore Drive and the Port Arthur Seawall and is now available for rent. The affordable rental rates make it easy to plan your next event against a beautiful backdrop: the Pompeiian Villa across the street, and the Port Arthur Seawall along the backside.

Plan Your Event

Plan your birthday party, meeting, reception, baby shower, wedding or wedding shower, reunion or any other event you can dream up. Amenities include:

  • Prep Kitchen (no cooking on site)
  • Free Parking
  • Capacity for meeting style events up to 125 people
  • Permanent Stage
  • Speaker System
  • Women’s and Men’s Restrooms
  • Ice Machine
  • Electricity
  • Handicapped Accessible Ramp

Rent the Department Club

This building is owned and operated by the City of Port Arthur. To book this space for your next event, contact:

Adam J. Saunders
Director/Department Head
Phone: (409) 985-8801 ex 1012
Email Adam

Department Club Rental Agreement

department club in port arthur texas
The Department Club’s beautiful exterior includes a handicapped accessible ramp.
The Department Club was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969