Providence, RI: 1891. Cards. 16.5 x 11. 5 cm. Lunch & Dinner menu. Lunch featured Lobster Salad & Stewed Calf's Liver with Wine Sauce. Dinner featured Chowder, Baked Mackerel with Tomato Sauce, Fried Eels - Jewish style, Saratoga Chips, Clam Fritters, Soft Shell Crabs, Quahogs, Indian Pudding, Ice Cream, Watermelon & Peaches, and Ponham Spring Water. Also noted, the 1891 Executive Committee and the Providence, Warren, & Bristol Train schedules.
A private club with a membership of 200 shareholders opened in 1867 as a place for gentlemen to network over shore dinners of lobster, steamed clams, corn, and potatoes. The club grounds included a ball field, miniature clock and obstacle golf courses, bowling alleys and it's own wharf. This area in Providence known as "Riverside" hosted the Crescent Park Amusement Park, known as the "Coney Island of the East". Along the Providence River, west of the club, is the Ponham Lighthouse which is still standing today. The club closed in 1954, and the property was redeveloped for condominiums in the 1980's. Menu cards expertly repaired. Some light toning and foxing. Cream illustrated cards, paper illustrated menu. Very good. Item #2287