Pasadena, CA: The Club (Press of Jackson Printing Co.), nd . 1st. Hardcover. 4to. (16) pp. Photo-illustrations; color vignettes; map; color illustrated calendar of monthly activities. Green embossed pictorial boards with gilt lettering; yellow stabbed-stitch tie. Certificate of Associate Membership issued to Mr. C.J. Lyman included. A near fine copy (minor loss of gilt to lettering). Item #13773
The owner of the Bear Valley Milling And Lumber Company designed and built the club's four-story clubhouse in 1930, surrounded by a a golf course, landscaping, tennis courts, swimming pool, and gymnasium. The symbol of the club was a statue of Peter Pan sitting on a huge mushroom in the garden, reproduced in its logo. The club was Guy Maltby’s masterpiece, a world-class stone lodge with amenities rivaling the finest lodges in Europe. There was a library, a lounge, game rooms, a veranda extending the length of the building, a café, an oval swimming pool, a golf course, a theatre, and a spa with hot and cold healing radium water. The clubhouse was a showplace and host to many gala parties, and was the center of social life in Big Bear City. Several movies used the clubhouse for a backdrop and the club was a favorite with movie companies on location in the valley. The club burned to the ground in 1948. (Rocq 7157).