ECV1850 Plaque:
Blue and Gold Kennel Club


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BLUE AND GOLD KENNEL CLUB
THIS EIGHTEEN-ROOM FARMHOUSE WAS BUILT BY NICHOLAS KRISTMAS IN 1924. BY 1928, IT HAD ENTERED
INTO AN ERA OF LOCAL INFAMY, DURING WHICH IT WAS KNOWN ALTERNATIVELY BY THE NAMES BLUE AND
GOLD KENNEL CLUB, WHITEHALL DISTILLERY, AND BUTRTON'S GOLD MEDAL DISTILLERY.

THE HOUSE FEATURED TWO BARS IN THE BASEMENT, ONE FOR ORDINARY PATRONS AND A SECOND WHICH
FEATURED A BALLROOM FOR ELITE CLIENTELE. SECRET PASSAGEWAYS AND PEEP HOLES ALLOWED CURIOUS
ONLOOKERS TO SPY ON THE SALACIOUS ACTIVITIES THAT WENT ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. A CASINO
OCCUPYING THE THIRD FLOOR HAD AN ARMED GUNMAN STATIONED ON A PLATFORM BY THE WINDOW,
WATCHING FOR POLICE. ALCOHOL WAS DISTILLED IN THE CARRIAGE HOUSE BEHIND THE MAIN HOUSE. DRINKS
WERE SERVED IN THE SPEAKEASY AND AT ITS GREYHOUND RACE TRACK, WHERE DOG RACING SCOREDS WERE
BROADCAST TO BOOKIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH AN EXTENSIVE SYSTEM OF ANTENNAE.

THE SPEAKEASY WAS SHUT DOWN IN 1933 WHEN AUTHORITIES ARRESTED THEN-OWNER GEORGE TEX WHITE,
AN ALLEGED GANGSTER FROM CHICAGO, FOR RUNNING AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENT. WHITE SOLD
THE PROPERTY IN 1935, ONLY TO BUY IT BACK AGAIN TWO YEARS LATER. THIS DISREPUTABLE ERA FINALLY
CAME TO AN END IN 1938 WHEN A SHOOTING OCCURED ON THE PROPERTY, CAUSING FEDERAL AUTHORITIES
TO SIEZE THE PROPERTY AND PUT IT UP FOR AUCTION. IT HAS SINCE BECOME A PRIVATE RESIDENCE.
   
DEDICATED ON OCTOBER 13, 2018
BY
MOUNTAIN CHARLIE CHAPTER No.1850
E CLAMPUS VITUS
WITH IRWIN AND GILDA WUNDERMAN


"RIGHT WRONGS NOBODY"


 Victorian Bar

This plaque is located at
655 Eunice Avenue
(at Porterfield Court)
Mountain View
Santa Clara County, CA.

Please note: This house is private property.
Please don't disturb the residents.


GPS
  Blue and Gold Kennel Club  
WGS84 Datum
N 37.36980°
W -122.07145°


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