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Updated: 03/06/2014 08:00:03AM

Arcadia Literary Club celebrates centennial anniversary

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLER

Longtime Arcadia Literary Club Member Joy Tinsley and Club Historian Bonnie Malloy look through one of the scrapbooks on exhibit at the club’s 100th Anniversary celebration held Sunday at Historic Owens School.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLER

On behalf of the L and E Club, Mary Ann Treadwell presents a plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Arcadia Literary CLub to president Laura Amendola.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLER

Club President Laura Amendola accepts the gift of a gavel from the 20th Centiry Literary Club given by Rith Reynolds Dunn.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLER

Photographs, newspaper clippings and other memorabilia present the 100-year history of the Arcadia Literary Club.

By CAROL MAHLER

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“Few cities have grown as has Arcadia. She built a new residence for every day in 1914. Is there another city of 4,000 anywhere that can say as much?” boasted an article published in the May 17, 1915 issue of The Enterprise.

Construction in 1914 also included commercial buildings — such as the Arcadia Citrus Exchange with its half-acre facade — and public structures such as St. Paul’s Catholic Church on the corner of Monroe Avenue and Whidden Street.

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