It was a synagogue in an earlier incarnation with the main function room retaining much of the decor right to the end of its days.
Is there anyone (from my generation) who remembers the days when kids built orange-crate scooters?
Two pairs of roller-skate wheels, nailed to the bottom of a two-by-four with the crate secured to the top.
Great for races and speed trials thru the streets.
orange-crate scooters, c.1940 photo by Ronny Jacques LAC
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Hard to understand why everyone dressed so formally even for leisure activities. It must have been very uncomfortable in warm weather...
There were thicker wool suits and apparel for winter, and thinner for summer. Wool is also insulating, so one can be insulated from the heat of summer. My grandfather was always properly dressed. Farmers were also covered up well...mosquitoes etc, hay and straw chaffe...and so on.And men's suits were usually wool. Easy to understand when it was the norm of the day. Looks for any photo of a crowd at MLG from the 1950s into the early 60s - all hats, suits and dresses.