Laying corner stone for new Novelty Park Club

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Laying corner stone for new Novelty Park Club




A group of 13 young men in 1915 with an interest in keeping boys off the street and out of trouble graduated from park benches to a shack at the corner of Division and Tyler Streets where they organized the Novelty Park Club, a club that was non-political, non partisan and non-sectarian. No man was too big or small, too humble or lofty to become a member. The club was famous for marathons, carnivals, block dances, a legion post, boy scouts and for being a polling place. They then built a wooden structure that was replaced in 1922. Above, we see the cornerstone being laid for the new structure. The club folded in the early 1940's and the building burned in 1961. Today, this land contains the LanMar Apartment Building on Division Street and a Tot Park on the Johnson Street side.


Pawtucket, R.I.




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