Inside Kalamazoo’s Park Club-Hidden Kalamazoo 2017
Several Kalamazoo buildings were open to the public during the Hidden Kalamazoo 2017 tour. Here we take a look through the Park Club Building.
The Hidden Kalamazoo tours started in 2013.
The tour benefits the Kalamazoo Historic Preservation Commission, founded in 1965, to fund projects that illuminate our heritage. Since 2013, the tour has raised over $40,000.
The tour guide gave the following information.
The Park Club was built in 1889 as a home for William Lawrence, a partner in the Lawrence and Chapin Iron Works.In 1912, the house was occupied by the Oddfellows club until they sold it to the Park Club.
Check out these photos of the club interior.
There were seven buildings on the tour with a bonus "mystery" building that was removed at the last minute because of safety concerns.
You can check out the other buildings From the 2017 Hidden Kalamazoo tour here.