CLUB WITH A TREEHOUSE
We’ve stumbled upon the backyard of a speakeasy club called the Krazy Kat Club in Washington DC, July 15, 1921. It looks like they might have decided to move their staff meeting outside to their treehouse in the heavy heat of July– and nobody is in the mood for business.
Every workplace should have a backyard treehouse really.
The club was run by Cleon “Throck” Throckmorton, seen sitting on the terrace of the treehouse wearing black stockings and standing outside the entrance below.
Despite prohibition, the club still served liquor to its customers, and was raided many times from 1918 to about 1925. One of the raids in 1919 happened after a police officer walking nearby heard a gunshot from the club after midnight.
Twenty-five people were arrested, including three women — artists, poets and actors, and even some people who worked for the government by day and played with the bohemians by night.
Clancy's comment: Wow. How civilized is that, eh?