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Columbus Community Club

Packers Heritage Trail

 
 
Columbus Community Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
1. Columbus Community Club Marker
Inscription. The Columbus Community Club, which opened in 1925 as a recreational and social center, played many roles in Packer history.

In the 1920s, before radio broadcasts of Packer games, large crowds gathered on Sunday afternoons when the team was playing on the road. A play-by-play was transmitted by telegraph wire from the site of the game, and the results were posted here on a large board built in the shape of a football field.

From 1927 until the mid-1930s, the Packers used the top floor as a clubhouse. For five years, starting in 1930, their ticket office was located here, as well.

The building also was the site of championship celebrations and rousing public rallies that helped save the franchise. Banquets were held in the first-floor auditorium after the Packers won NFL titles in 1936 and 1939. On April 11, 1950, more than 1,500 fans filled the auditorium to kick off the Packers' third stock drive. And on March 31, 1956, more than 1,000 fans attended a rally in support of building what is now Lambeau Field. George Halas and Curly Lambeau were among the speakers. Three days later, the city-wide referendum passed in a landslide.

This also was where the Vince Lombardi Show was taped by WBAY-TV.

H.J. Martin and Son, Inc.
The Edward and Terri Martin Family
 
Erected
Columbus Community Club/WBAY-TV Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
2. Columbus Community Club/WBAY-TV Building and Marker
2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 30.76′ N, 88° 0.8′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is on South Jefferson Street south of East Walnut Street (Wisconsin Highway 29), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Up 10 steps on the front of the WBAY-TV office building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 South Jefferson Street, Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brown County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spirit of the Northwest (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Bay Press-Gazette (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building (about 500 feet away); St. Willebrord Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Birthplace Of The Packers (about 700 feet away); Bellin Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Green Bay.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
Columbus Community Club/WBAY-TV Building image. Click for full size.
By Bob (peach) Weber, June 8, 2012
3. Columbus Community Club/WBAY-TV Building

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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