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1905 18th Street

Lunch Served

11:30AM - 1:30PM

Open Weekdays

Monday - Friday



The Child Guidance Guild was founded in 1958 by a group of community volunteers dedicated to raising funds in support of the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic, a non-profit mental health agency for children and families. With more than 200 active and sustaining members, the Guild has conducted many activities over the years. After successfully operating a tea room for several years, volunteers began work on a plan to serve formal lunches. In 1966, the Guild acquired the elegant Barlow House and nurtured it to become what we know today as Guild House.


Located at 1905 18th Street, Guild House was constructed in 1909 and represents one of the best examples of early craftsman architecture in Bakersfield. Tiffany glass chandeliers and sidelights which adorn the home are original. Welcoming visitors to Guild House, the dragon-carved fireplace still displays its original blue tiles, which were custom designed by Gump’s of San Francisco. In 1992, Guild House was placed on the Register of Historic Places by the Bakersfield Historic Preservation Commission.


Guild membership is a great way to meet and work with some of the best people while also helping to improve the quality of life for Kern County’s children. Guild members choose how they would like to participate either by cooking, service, or washing dishes. Guild members do all of the decorating, recipe searching, meal preparation, bookkeeping, and recruiting of new members. Guild members work two to three days a month. Those who work full-time or who have other daytime commitments may choose to work at special events in the evenings or weekends.


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1905 18th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Mon-Fri 11:30AM-1:30PM

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