Thursday, October 12, 2006

Two Evenings A Week For Art

An article about the P&C from the September 4, 1943, Chicago Daily News. (Click on the photos to read the captions.)

Notice, first, the distinct absence of young men during wartime. Notice, second, the casual manner in which the members were smoking in the clubhouse--a practice that makes one shudder today for the sheer hazard of it. Notice, third, the drawing on the wall in the photo of Oscar Erickson at the press--that drawing is hanging in the second floor bathroom today.

And finally, notice the pool table in what is now the basement office. Hey, where did that go?

(Those pictured here include Otto Hake, Jeffrey Grant, Oscar Erickson, A. H. Ulrich, Frank Beatty, H. A. Thiede, Norman Anderson, Edwin Woppler, and Harry Engle.)


Blogger Cobalt Blue said...

One other thing: the photo here of Ulrich was the basis for the conte portrait of him that hangs in the second floor bathroom today. I forget who drew it, but I wanted to note this before it slipped my mind.

October 13, 2006  
Blogger chris miller said...

Maybe it's just my bad memory --but this seems to be the first reference I've seen to our builder's previous -- and maybe original -- owner, John F Jelke. He shows up on the internet as the owner of a company that manufactured margarine (much to the discomfort of certain cheese-heads north of the Illinois border)

October 13, 2006  
Blogger Cobalt Blue said...

I have seen other references to the clubhouse as being the old Jelke mansion, but the history on this is so far very confusing to me. I have done some research to support a longer post on the original owner and builder of the house and how it came into the club's possession, but I need to do some more digging first.

October 13, 2006  

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