Yosemite Club

Manufacturer: Wallace China
User: Yosemite Club
Date: 1942
Notes: The Yosemite Club was located in Stockton, Calif.

On April 17, 1889, 59 Stockton residents met in the Superior Court Room to sign the articles of The Yo Semite Club, the first incorporated club in California. By 1900, it was known at the Yosemite Club.

The Yo Semite Building was constructed in 1892 and housed offices, the Yo Semite Theatre, and the Yo Semite Club.

From 1908 to 2010, the club was located in the Bank of Stockton Building at Main and San Joaquin streets. The basement, first and second floors were occupied by the bank, the third, fourth and fifth floors by the private offices of physicians and attorneys, and the sixth, seventh and eighth floors were designed for and occupied by, the Yosemite Club. The club house was known for its elegant appointments, privacy, servants, bar, gourmet food, easy chairs, library, pool and game tables. Women, children and dogs were not allowed.

The club closed it doors in 2010. (The original building closed in 1960 and was razed in 1971.)


San Joaquin Historian

The white plate has brown and green bands on the rim and also a gold line, broken by the club logo, which is an image of Half Dome in Yosemite in brown and the words Yosemite and Club above and below in green.

Bank of Stockton building, home of the club from 1909 to 2010

First home in the Yosemite Theatre building, from 1892 to 1909

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