Huda Jones, NFRW President 1990-93, center, and other NFRW leaders at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the NFRW Headquarters in the early 1990s
Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, 124 N. Alfred Street is located in Old Town Alexandria, home to more than 2,000 historic properties.
The NFRW purchased the building in 1992 with donations given by state federations, local clubs, and Republican women and men from across the United States. The total cost of purchasing and furnishing the property was $900,000.
Making the building a true "headquarters" for its entire membership, the NFRW invited state federations to "purchase" rooms. The overwhelming response from the states and individuals demonstrated the strong grassroots network of the NFRW.
Each Room: $25,000
Each Bathroom: $10,000
Front Garden: $10,000
Staircases: $250 per stair
Staircase (both floors): New Jersey
Front Garden: Maryland
Front Doorway: Regional Fundraising Directors
Reception Area: Michigan Room
First Floor, Front Room: Virginia Room
First Floor, Middle Room: West Virginia Room
First Floor, Rear Middle: Hannah Penn Council (of Penn.)
First Floor, Rear Right: California Room
First Floor, Bathroom #1: Florida (in honor of Jean Pipes)
First Floor, Bathroom #2: Florida (in honor of Helen Neely)
Conference Room: Louisiana Room (first state to raise $25,000)
Kitchen: Eisenhower Kitchen (donated in memory of Ike)
President's Office: Kentucky Room (in honor of Thelma O'Hara)
Front Right: Nebraska Room
Front Left: Ohio Room
Hall Window: Patricia Wallace (of New York)
Bathroom #1: Kansas
Bathroom #2: Tennessee
Front Room: North Carolina Room
Conference (Back) Room: Texas Room
* California raised more than $45,000 -- the largest amount raised by a state federation.
Today, local clubs, state federations and individuals can continue to help support the maintenance of NFRW Headquarters through contributions to the Marion Martin Building Fund.