The lounging room of the Central Manufacturing District Club.

Executive members of the firms that were located here received memberships in the Central Manufacturing District Club, which acted as a sort of chamber of commerce. Such an institution gave the business community here a unity unheard of in other localities. According to the district's publication, "The Central Manufacturing District Club has a membership approximating 250, largely made up of representatives of the many firms in the District. Here each noon these men meet for luncheon, enjoying an hour of pleasant relaxation, entertaining guests and customers, and getting acquainted with their neighbors."

The club also had a dining room. The club's facilities were located above the Central Manufacturing District Bank on Thirty-fifth street.


Source: Central Manufacturing District (1915), pp. 8, 34.

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