Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
Y.W.C.A. of Neenah-Menasha, pp. 447-450 PDF (1.1 MB)
A HISTORY OF NEENAH Y.W.C.A. Building on the corner of West North Water and Commercial Streets. for the increasing number of employed young people. First, a cafe- teria was opened in rented space on Commercial Street. Later, a group of citizens secured the lower floor in the Eagles' Building on Wiscon- sin Avenue for a restaurant, known as The Sign of the Fox. This was a noble experiment that wilted for lack of patronage due to drug stores installing lunch counters where food could be sold for lower prices. Meanwhile, the Neenah Board of Education granted the use of rooms in the present Washington School for night classes in sewing, cooking and millinery. Members of the Tuesday Club gave their time and help in these classes. Coming into the later twenties, it became obvious to the Tuesday Club that a broader base must be found if the needs of the growing community were to be served. That pressure led them to the Y.W.C.A. After due consideration, affiliation with the national organization of Y.W.C.A. was effected in 1929. Coincident with this merger, the residence property on the corner of West North Water and Commercial Streets was purchased and remodeled to house the growing program. 448
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