Historic Preservation of The Reckless Estate

The Woman’s Club of Red Bank Club House, The Reckless Estate

The Woman’s Club of Red Bank purchased the house in 1921. Since then it has served as a headquarters for the civic-minded organization. In 1982 the Reckless Estate was listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places. Preserving this charming building is a key capital goal of the organization. From 2000 to date, a Preservation Plan has been developed and is underway. Read more about the history of our clubhouse, The Reckless Estate.

Bringing New Life to an Old House

Historic House Preservation of The Reckless Estate

Restoration Work Completed

  • Exterior Restoration completed in 2012
  • New Roof – Replaced in 2000
  • Stabilizing the foundation and first floor – Finished in 2004
  • Paint exterior with historic colors – Front Facade Finished in 2006
  • Water Line Replacement – Replaced the summer of 2007
  • Plumbing – Partially Replaced summer of 2007
  • Restoration Work TO BE DONE:
  • Installation of an ADA ramp to enhance the building accessibility – On the plans for spring 2009
  • Electrical Wiring (Second & Third Floors)
  • Interior Painting
  • Air Conditioning Replacement
  • Landscaping
  • Installation of an exterior elevator to provide ADA access to second and third floors
  • Interior restoration of the second and third floors

More information about the history of our clubhouse.

Want to be involved in the historic preservation of our lovely clubhouse, the Reckless estate? Become a member and participate with the Historic Preservation Committee.