Willowvale Bleachery Clubhouse

 

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In 1922 the Willowvale Bleachery Company built a clubhouse for its employees that consisted of a large auditorium, library, billiard tables and a bowling alley. Also at this time, the company purchased a Foamite-Childs Pumper and established a fire company.  This was the only fire truck in the area until the Willowvale Fire Company was incorporated in 1950.  

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The Bleachery clubhouse hosted banquets, musical plays and meetings held by small organizations.  This photo depicts one of the many musical and theatrical programs presented in the 1940s.