Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Engineers Club of San Francisco
Date of plate – October 1987
Notes: The Engineers Club of San Francisco was founded in 1912, and on September 30, 1927, dedicated "a well-equipped and very attractive new home" at 206 Sansome Street, according to Journal of the A.I.E.E.
Membership was open but was composed primarily of professional engineers. Sometime before it was dissolved, the club moved and leased space on the top two floors of an office building in downtown San Francisco. This space consisted of a large kitchen, meeting and dining rooms, a bar, a combination game-grill room, and a library-reading room. Administrative offices and storage rooms were located on other floors. The club was open daily and served lunch to its members and their guests.
The club served its members, and the professional societies to which they belonged, by providing meetings and meeting space, logistical support, a location for operations, mailing service, telephone service, storage of records, and other facilities and services. Members of the club were able to reserve club facilities for their own purposes.
The club was dissolved in 2018.
Plate photos: Michael Rodman
ID and matchbook photo: Edward Babcock and Charles H. Sovine
Author: Ed Phillips