Hot Springs in Garland County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Ohio and Southern Clubs
Hot Springs Historic Baseball Trail
Most Major League players of the early 20th century had few inhibitions and many enjoyed gambling during training trips to Hot Springs. Among the most popular casinos in the city were the Southern Club, built a few doors to the right in 1893, and the Ohio Club, built in 1905. Al Capone, "Lucky" Luciano, "Bugsy" Siegel, Frank Costello and other mobsters also frequented these clubs.
Erected 2012 by Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
Location. 34° 30.886′ N, 93° 3.227′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, Arkansas, in Garland County. Marker is on Central Avenue (State Highway 7) 0.1 miles south of Fountain Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park AR 71901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Arlington Hotel (here, next to this marker); Superior Bathhouse (a few steps from this marker); Hot Springs' Building Boom (within shouting distance of this marker); Hale Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs Railway Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the State Capitol of Arkansas (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Springs Utility Improvements (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
Also see . . . The Ohio Club. Club website homepage (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,102 times since then and 254 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.