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What is the Palo Alto Club on Melville?

Original post made by im curious on Jul 26, 2012

I live not too far away, and I often bike or walk by this place, a huge beautiful house, at Melville and Webster. It's called the Palo Alto Club, has no web presence, so naturally I'm curious. Anyone know?

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Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

Web Link

From the above link: 567 Melville Avenue Palo Alto Club,
Darsie Residence, Ernest Coxhead, architect; L.S. Bean, builder

This link Web Link says that it's a private club & mentions soccer.

I've been curious about it for a long time. I have memories of being in a large house for some type of organized kids' event as a kid. In later years, when I'd cycle by it, I connected that house to those memories, but could be mistaken that the event happened there.

Maybe it's a private club where important types meet up w/local spooks or the gov't & corporate variety? At least, that's what I envision. There's a phone #, btw.


Posted by Sara Jones, a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 8, 2013 at 9:36 am

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Posted by Charles, a resident of another community
on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:43 pm

It's a private men's club. My dad joined a while back. I thought they had a website but it too might be private. The interior is very nice. It has that old Palo Alto feel to it.


Posted by john bond, a resident of another community
on May 17, 2014 at 7:15 am

I have heard of this club before. Hopefully I can find it. My son wants to join it badly.
John Bond | Web Link


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