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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 Excerpt: ...Cooper, ensigns. The East Saginaw Club On Thursday Evening, April 18, 1889, a number of representative citizens met together at the old council rooms in the Schmitz Block, for the purpose of organizing a social club. Among these men was Oscar F. Wisner, who had been active in arousing interest in the project, and in securing subscribers to it. The first proceeding of the meeting was to call Mr. Wisner to the chair, and to appoint Ferd A. Ashley secretary. The club was thereupon organized with a capital of fifty thousand dollars, and the articles of association were drawn up and signed by forty-seven members. An election was then held and Oscar F. Wisner, William F. Potter. B. F. Webster, William Callam, William B. Mershon, George B. Morley. Robert M. Randall, J. Will Grant and John M. Brewer were elected a board of managers. This board then met and elected the first officers of the club, who were Oscar F. Wisner, president: William F. Potter, vice-president; A. H. Cotnstock, treasurer; and Ferd A. Ashley, secretary. A committee was appointed to select a suitable site for the club house, and after careful consideration of available locations recommended the purchase of the lots on Washington Avenue, having a frontage of one hundred and forty feet. This property was soon after acquired at a price of fortyseven hundred and fifty dollars; and plans for a pretentious club house were drawn by W. T. Cooper. In due course the contract for the mason work was let to William C. Mueller, and that for the carpenter work to Michael Winkler, and the work of construction proceeded with diligence. The cost of the building, including the heating and lighting arrangements, was about twenty-five thousand dollars. When completed the club had a home in which the members took a j...
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