Hunnewell Club photographs - Top of Main Stairway -
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Collection consists of thirteen photographs on pasteboard backing, book excerpt of brief history of the club, printout of online record of club from Jackson Homestead Manuscript and Photograph Collection, original caricature of club members Harry Learnard, George Harris, Charles Bowen, E. S. Foster and Fred Paul by artist, Frank Collier. - Photograph #7 - Located at 84 Eldredge Street, Newton, Mass - Photograph studio: George H. Hastings, 348 Centre St., Newton, Mass - Text on verso: Top of Main Stairway - Hunnewell Club opening nite April 1898 taken from 2nd floor Main Hall. Board Room and Reading Room, Stairway to Auditorium at left. Ladies Parlor and coat room to right. Serving kitchen at rear - View of 2nd floor landing, pillars, upholstered bench, light fixtures, draped windows -
Hunnewell Club (formerly Hunnewell Hill Club of 1895) was established by Freelan O. Stanley in 1897 as a social and reading place in a 3-story building at 84 Eldredge Street at the corner of Church Street and is still standing today. Members were only admitted from the Newton Corner area, and men living farther than 4 miles from the clubhouse and all women were allowed only restricted use. Activities of the club included pool, billiards, bowling, cards, concerts, theatricals, receptions, and parties. Later the club let community organizations use its space for meetings, a dancing school, a kindergarten, and a temporary church sanctuary. The property was sold to the Pomroy Foundation in 1967, but the club kept ownership of the bowling alleys. This collection includes photographs of the interior and exterior of the clubhouse, the actors on opening night of a play performed in April, 1898, a caricature of 5 club members, and text of 2 brief histories of the club.
|Newton Free Library|
|Newton Free Library|
|Hunnewell Club (Newton, Mass.)|
Stanley, Freelan Oscar, 1849-1940
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- Newton Free Library. Hunnewell Club photographs - Top of Main Stairway -. 1897-1910. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/gq67js15n. (Accessed June 25, 2018.)
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- Newton Free Library, (1897-1910) Hunnewell Club photographs - Top of Main Stairway -. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/gq67js15n
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