“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Green Bay in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Bellin Building

Packers Heritage Trail

Bellin Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
1. Bellin Building Marker
Inscription. Gerald Clifford and Dr. W. W. Kelly, two members of the "Hungry Five," a group of local men critical to the survival of the Packers over their first three decades, had offices here. Kelly was a physician with an office on the fourth floor. Clifford was a partner in a law firm on the sixth floor, although he occupied suite 313 for a period in the 1930's.

The other members of the "Hungry Five" were Andrew Turnbull, Lee Joannes and Curly Lambeau.

The Bellin Building was completed in 1916 and remains one of Green Bay's most recognizable landmarks.

Not only were Kelly and Clifford original tenants, they still had offices here when they led the revolt to oust Lambeau as coach late in the 1949 season. Both Clifford and Kelly were longtime members of the Packers' executive committee. Kelly also doubled for many years as team doctor.

Fred Trowbridge, another powerful behind-the-scenes figure in Packers history, had a law office here on the fifth floor. Trowbridge was a member of the Packer's executive committee from 1950 to 1981. It was in his office that Vince Lombardi requested his release from the Packers in 1969 to become coach of the Washington Redskins. After a 45-minute meeting, Lombardi held an impromptu press conference in the hallway.

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Bellin Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 7, 2012
2. Bellin Building and Marker
Erected 2012 by Packers Heritage Trail Foundation.
Location. 44° 30.86′ N, 88° 0.98′ W. Marker is in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of East Walnut Street (State Highway 29) and South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on East Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Green Bay WI 54301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starr-Struck Young Girl Seeks an Autograph (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnny (Blood) McNally (about 500 feet away); Paul Hornung (about 500 feet away); Clarke Hinkle Tugs at a Young Boy's Heartstrings (about 500 feet away); George Whitney Calhoun (about 500 feet away); Curly Lambeau's Office Northern Building (about 500 feet away); St. Willebrord Catholic Church (about 700 feet away); Birthplace Of The Packers (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Green Bay.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These were meant to be done in the order listed
Also see . . .  Packers Heritage Trail. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. This page has been viewed 543 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on July 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 13, 2012, by Bob (peach) Weber of Prescott Valley, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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