Then and Now

      The first picture is a 1927 view of property across the street from what would become Jackson Park Golf Course. Looking west, the circle shows the intersection of 15th Ave. N.E. and  N. 137th St. The lower right corner shows the Olympic Riding and Driving Club, a polo field and ….just a guess but looking at the photo I think the “driving” part might mean the outer perimitter was a race track?… The “now” Old House on the N.E corner of the intersection would become the Caroline Tavern which is still open today.

      Humorist Will Rogers played polo at the club in 1935 prior to his death in a plane crash in Alaska. A memorial to Rogers’ memory erected at the club has been moved to the Lake City Community Center.

1927 15th and 137th
1927 15th and 137th
2013 15th and 137th
2013 15th and 137th
Jackson 2011 from Bing
Jackson 2011 from Bing

Where’s all the tree’s?

JP clubhouse 1939
JP clubhouse 1939
JP clubhouse 1950
JP clubhouse 1950

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