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March 19, 2014

Looking Back: The Mount Clemens Club

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This photo is of the Mount Clemens Club members raising a toast at the annual meeting on March 20, 1908. The club was chartered as a nonprofit in 1883 with the purpose to help with social and civic needs. Some of the charter members included Mathew Slush, Dr. A. N. Shotwell, Silas B. Spier, Joseph Schanher, Paul Ullrich, Eugene Shook, George Chambers, John Jacobi, John H. Westendorf and James G. Tucker. Once a new Chamber of Commerce building was erected at 65 North Walnut St., the club met on the second floor. There, they socialized and played cards and billiards. The third floor was used for dancing parties. As you can see from this photograph, these men had fun together. They were known to party late and even on to daylight. Sadly, after 40 years, the club disbanded due to growing expenses and declining membership.

 

From Kim Parr, Director of the Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House Museum


 

Do you own a piece of Mount Clemens history? Send us your historically significant photos from around town, and we may be able to feature them in an upcoming gedition of Looking Back. Email your photos and information to julie Snyder at jsnyder@candgnews.com or call (586) 498-1039.