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News Articles From 1922

Daily Star April 4, 1922

Legion To Oust
Jefferson Club From Old Home


Greenpoint Post Buys Property
Housing Veteran
Political Unit.


Officials of the Jefferson Club of the Seventeenth Ward, the oldest political organization in Greenpoint, are being served today with a notice to vacate the club headquarters at 138 Greenpoint Avenue by May 13.


The two-story structure, on the second floor of which the Democrats who long controlled their party’s affairs in the Greenpoint section had their headquarters, had been purchased by Greenpoint Post. No. 241. American Legion.  It’s all a part of a checker game in which various Greenpoint organizations are forced to “play” be cause of the housing shortage.


Greenpoint Post had to vacate its headquarters on the second floor of the Greenpoint Masonic building at Manhattan And Meserole Avenues by May 1st. The owner desires to furnish that floor and a third floor as a dance hall, according to reports.


Greenpoint Lodge, F. and A. M. is also ordered to move from the structure and will probably leave the Greenpoint district. If it does so, it will leave Greenpoint with no Masonic organization of any kind meeting there.



Greenpoint Post some time ago floated a bond Issue to raise funds to purchase a new home. Confronted within the past two weeks by the possibility of being left with no place to meet, the officials got together and decided to buy the Greenpoint avenue building. L. Chevalier owned it. The Chevaliers conduct a music store on the ground floor and it is said they have arranged to continue in business there.


Herman E. Springdale of 87 Norman avenue handled the realty transaction. He said that it is likely that the post will decide, shortly to build another story on the building. The post members are looking forward to big membership increase due lo the added prestige they hope to attain through their new headquarters. Many suggestions are being made by the members regarding the new building. Some members have visions of a gymnasium, pool and billiard rooms, and even a cafeteria in the building.


President Thomas A. Connor, president of the Jefferson Club, said today that he believed arrangements could be made with the post whereby be permitted to use some time after May 1st regular meetings. He said he did not know just what steps the club would take to secure new quarters.


The Jefferson Club of the Seventeenth Ward is forty-six years old. There are few older political organizations in the borough of Brooklyn. It has been meeting in the Greenpoint Avenue rooms for about thirty years. Prior to that time it met in quarters now occupied by the Cobweb Club at 828 Manhattan Avenue. Prior to meeting in this place, it was located at Leonard and Calyer streets. It was organized in old Association Hall, which was on Manhattan Avenue, near Meserole Avenue.


New York Tribune – July 9, 1922


Greenpoint Memorial

Ground will be broken tomorrow in Winthrop Park for a World War memorial to those men of Greenpoint who served with the armed forces. The memorial will be 7 feet high, 8 feet wide at the base, with four inscribed panels, and surmounted by a bronze winged figure of Victory. The ground will be broken by Park Commissioner John N. Harman of Brooklyn. There will be a guard of honor of the Greenpoint Post of the Legion and the Nulty Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Brooklyn Eagle October 16, 1922




Greenpoint Post, 241, American Legion held its annual election of officers at the new Legion Memorial Hall, Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenues recently Commander Joseph Kuhl and his staff were re-elected for another term. The nominating committee presented the slate for ratification as a reward for active



Those-re-elected with commander Kuhl were William Junger, Joseph Bonomo and Edward A. O’Neil vice commanders; Lawrence Marsillia, adjutant: George Bedame. Corresponding secretary; William Rowan, finance officer; Rev. Dr. Benny Benson, chaplain; Andrew J. Moran, historian; William Kopenhoefer,

Sergeant-at-arms; delegate to county committee; Peter Plaia and Ed ward A. O’Neil; alternates, William Weber and James H. Johnson. An executive committee was also re­elected.


Plans for the installation of officers will be arranged at the next meeting, Wednesday night.


County Commander Frank J. Irving and his staff will officiate.


Daily Star November 23, 1922




Familiar figures in the local political world dropped in last Saturday night on the young people who were having a gay time at the autumn dance of Greenpoint Post, American Legion at 136 Greenpoint avenue. The affair was very much of a success.


Among those of prominence who attended were Register James A. McQuade, Judge Charles J. Carroll, And assemblyman elect Gerald F. Dunne.


The post is to hold an open meeting on Monday night.


Register McQuade will give an interesting lecture. All ex-service men are invited to attend.


Wednesday evening, November 29, there will be a Thanksgiving eve dance at which there will be, many novelties.


Greenpoint Post is cooperating Lieutenant Quentin Roosevelt Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.


This post will give a reception and dance at American Legion county headquarters, the proceeds of which will be for the American Legion camp at Tupper Bake.