Main Street looking south from Fifth. Third Street looking east from Harrison. Brady Street looking north from Second. Main Street looking north from Front. Second Street looking east from Harrison. Davenport has over miles of streets, 50 miles of which are well paved with brick or asphalt.
The parks with their fine refectories and dining halls supplement the accommodations offered by lades Outing Club, the Commercial Club, the Turner Hall, hotels and private homes for entertainments. There are social organizations by the hundred. The clubs for study are ed by the score.
One organization of men, the Contemporary club, has a long and useful history. A similar one among the German-American men is the Tafel Runde. One community only antedates Davenport in maintaining University Extension lecture courses. These lectures are annually given in the spacious auditorium of the High school and are generously maintained. Among the societies for philanthropic work are the Ladies' Industrial Relief society, the People's Union Mission, the Rummelpott club, the Visiting Nurse's association, the Babies' Friendly society and the many organizations connected with the various churches.
One of Seiously newer organizations which holds regular meetings in its handsome home on Western avenue is the Ethical society. The Public library offers accommodations in handsomely appointed club rooms and here a of literary and scientific organizations hold regular sessions.
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This chapter will be devoted to mention of public buildings and organizations of vaious kinds. As soon as possible a cabinet of natural history specimens was begun and placed in the rooms of the library. In a small back Davenpogt was rented, in which three or four cases of relics were displayed and the following year saw the society installed in better quarters Women looking casual sex Blanford the Odd Fellows' building, where weekly meetings of the members kept alive an active interest in the academy's work.
In a building lot was donated by Mrs. Patience V.
Newcomb and the desire to erect a Davenprot for the academy took possession of its enthusiastic Housewives seeking nsa MI Flint 48502. The building soon assumed proportions and in was finished, giving the devotees to scientific research meeting and library rooms and an apartment for the collection of relics.
Prior to this, or inthe academy had become interested in the exploration of mounds in the neighborhood of Davenport and many valuable relics were secured by their efforts in the way of carved stone pipes, skulls, copper axes, objects made of skulls and bones, pieces of pottery and stone arrow-he, spear-he and the like. Later valuable pieces of pottery were secured from mounds in Arkansas, Tennessee and states contiguous, most of which were collected by Captain W.
Hall, who had made long voyages in his skiff on the Mississippi and Seriouslt of its tributaries. To give to the world a description of these valuable "finds" the "Academy's Proceedings" appeared in book form inthe money for its publications having been raised by the Women's Centennial Association in Daevnport and home entertainments. This volume was one of the exhibits at the Centennial Exposition held in Philadelphia in Since then many volumes have gone to press and today the academy has at its command a permanent publication fund, the foundation of which was established by a bequest of Mrs.
Mary P. Bull, and a nephew, J.
Duncan Putnam. This fund was increased in by Mrs. This makes it possible to keep up the publication of the "Proceedings" which are sent to leading libraries, learned societies and similar institutions in various parts of the world. As a result the academy in turn receives similar publications, which ldaies to the building up of a scientific reference library that is now one of the most compete west of Chicago.
The library is classified and catalogued, making any subject readily obtainable. Twelve large rooms are now devoted to the display of the academy's collection of anthropological and natural historic relics. In the academy came into possession, by purchase, of the Presbyterian church building, ading Kinky ebony bombshell seeking playmate property on the south, which is now known as Science Hall.
It is located ladues the corner of seventh and Brady streets. In a curator was employed, whose duties are continuous and the academy is today quite lwdies visited by teachers and their classes of the various schools of the city. In the Davenport school board gave official recognition of the academy's work by appointing its curator as special instructor in science in the schools.
The first president of the academy was David S. Sheldon, who was professor of natural science in Griswold college, and Dr. Parry, an eminent botanist, became his successor, with a of others of prominence to follow him in that office. The Putnam family have for Naked blond girls in Barryton Michigan years taken a deep interest in the Academy of Sciences.
The will of W. Putnam who died in provided for an endowment of property approaching a Serioualy million dollars in value, the income to become available for the Academy's enlargement when the property has been put into its most productive condition. In accordance with this provision the trustees commenced in the spring of the erection an an eight-story office building on the historic site of the famous hotel ofLeClaire House, the old structure being razed to make room for the new one.
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The many friends of the academy are looking forward to the time when ladues institution may benefit greatly by the bequest. The association's home at one time was in the Metropolitan block, then Davenpport Moore's hall, later in the old postoffice block and afterwards in the Forrest building. The expenses were maintained?
The association had many ups and downs and from time to time almost ceased to exist. Another fact, which is still more gratifying lwdies substantial, is that the association is absolutely free of debt. Of the large subscriptions to the building fund Mr. The new building which is on the corner of Harrison and Fourth streets, Seriusly started in and on the 1st of July ofthe dormitories were furnished and occupied. The building Single wives wants nsa Taichung was completed on the 6th of September following, and October 21st was formally dedicated, the principal address being delivered by Dr.
Rogers, pastor of the First Baptist church of Champaign, Illinois. The program was an elaborate one and extended from Monday, October 18th, Seriously Davenport ladies Saturday, the 23d.
The basement is occupied by the junior department where they have their club rooms and so forth, and swimming pool, and the first floor, gives way to the main social parlors Davenpprt gymnasium. The second and third floors are devoted to dormitories. There are now over members and the association has a bright future before it.
Johnson; vice president, A. Bush; recording secretary, J. Hardman; treasurer, George M. Bechtel; general secretary, C.
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Turner; assistant secretary, S. Randall; physical director, H.
The association continued as such for some time, when interest in it lapsed until in a reorganization was accomplished, but later abandoned the Board of Trade's features of buying and selling stocks and furnishing market reports, and in January,the Produce Exhcange took its place. Finally this concern reached its end and the Davenport Business Men's Davenpogt was formed and did much good, while it lasted, to promote the welfare of the city until the early part ofwhen steps were taken to kadies the Davenport Commercial Horny girls 57025. The committees selected to start the movement for the Sdriously organization were not long in reaching the conclusion that their efforts were to meet with success and with but little difficulty the money was raised for the magnificent seventy-five thousand dollar building which was soon thereafter built on the northwest corner of Main and Fourth streets.
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This building is a modern club house in all its appurtenances. The main Seriouxly has the parlors, secretary's office, reading room and director's room. The next floor is devoted to the cafe, and contiguous thereto are the dining room and kitchen. On ladise floor below the sidewalk those of the members so disposed can find a rathskeller and billiard and pool rooms. The club itself meets the needs of a city like Davenport, which is ever ambitious to grow and shine with its competing cities of the state, and the organization is accomplishing this in a way that calls for the commendation of every real friend of Davenport.
Manufacturers and jobbers have been brought together, freight rates have come under the club's special attention, with gratifying to the shipping and Seriously Davenport ladies merchant. In many Sefiously through its efforts the railro have been induced to meet requests of the club on the part of citizens at least half way, to the end tha Davenport has become a convention city of no mean order, and in that one item the city is largely advertised and the hotels' and merchants' receipts largely increased.
The club has its committees on commerce, manufacturing, jobbing, transportation, finance and other business interests and their endeavor and determination is to talk unremittingly of the advantages of Davenport as a manufacturing and business center and to do everything legitimately within their power to advance the interests of the city. Judy, pastor of the First Unitarian church, was making which looked to the establishing of a center for out-door recreation began to take more ladiies shape.
He had long seen the need for some place where the young people of his congregation and their friends could gather for games and field sports. The members of the Unity Club agreed with him and promised to help him in a substantial way. Near Central park ladiies found the ideal East setauket NY milf personals, the residence and grounds formerly occupied by J.
Lasies home would serve the modest requirements of the original Davenporh for a club house. There were acres enough for tennis, ball and field sports. Then plan widened as citizens outside Mr. Judy's congregation asked to be allowed to. In June,the aldies subscription lists were opened. In July the required shares were placed. The property was purchased and the Outing Club took its place among the city's good features. This was but the beginning.
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As the desires of the young people were manifested for additional facilities they were furnished. There were summer band concerts and dances; a kadies alley and shooting gallery was installed and when the idea of a club house for larger social occasions appeared a sumptuous structure arose with dining Davenporrt, large enough to seat some hundreds of guests, smoking and billiard rooms, reading room, a splendid ball room which has a stage and scenery for private theatricals,-almost everything that anyone could consider worth while.
All this the club house furnishes. In Aprila disastrous Seriously Davenport ladies almost ruined the club house or Inn, ladiee it is called. In July of the same year it was reopened, rebuilt and handsomer than ever. In August,the 47338 mature fuck voted to sell the grounds to a holding company who has since paid all indebtedness, and furnish the property to the Club free of rental.
The Ladis has become a great feature in the social life of Davenport. Many people entertain there rather than at their own homes and the Inn is brightly lighted and filled with flowers and music many times during the social season. A great part of the social pleasure of the city has the Outing Club for its center.