Saturday, April 13, 2013

Daily Inspiration: KRAZY KAT CLUB, Washington DC 1921

The Krazy Kat Klub (alternatively, Krazy Kat Club, Krazy Kat Klubb, etc.) was a Bohemian cafe, speakeasy and nightclub that operated at No. 3 Green Court near Washington, D.C.'s Thomas Circle during the early decades of the 20th Century. The club was run by portraitist and theatrical scenic designer Cleon "Throck" Throckmorton and its name was borrowed from the titular character of a comic strip that was popular at the time.
The Krazy Kat Klub’s entrance was in an alley that led out to Massachusetts Avenue, and during 1921 the entrance door bore a small sign reading "The Krazy Kat" along with a chalk-written warning at the top of the door that read, “All soap abandon ye who enter here.” The club included both an indoor dance floor and an outdoor courtyard for al fresco dining and art exhibitions. The courtyard featured a small tree-house, accessed by a ladder. The Club was also the site of painting classes during the 1920s ...

(to be continued ...on Wikipedia)

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