Club Forest

Stop 6 of 9 in the Early 20th-Century Gaming in the Free State of Jefferson tour

According to Al Kleindienst, after a fire in 1942 destroyed George and Rudy O'Dwyer's Original Southport Club, they "moved to the Club Forest at 407 Jefferson Highway and called it O'Dwyer's Club Forest. They operated this club from 1943 to the fall of 1944 when they sold it to the Mills brothers--Henry, Frank and Arthur--Al Schorling and Carlos Marcello, and they changed the name to Original Club Forest."

Images

Club Forest Postcards

Club Forest Postcards

From the Collection of Ashton O'Dwyer, Courtesy of Sam Katz. View File Details Page

Club Forest Ashtray

Club Forest Ashtray

According to Al Kleindienst, smoking paraphernalia was one of the ways that owners of illegal clubs advertised their establishment. From the Collection of Al Kleindienst, 11/12/12 View File Details Page

Club Forest Lighter

Club Forest Lighter

According to Al Kleindienst, smoking paraphernalia was one of the ways that owners of illegal clubs advertised their establishment. From the Collection of Al Kleindienst, 11/12/12 View File Details Page

Matchbooks from Various Historic Gaming Clubs

Matchbooks from Various Historic Gaming Clubs

According to Al Kleindienst, smoking paraphernalia was one of the ways that owners of illegal clubs advertised their establishment. From the Collection of Al Kleindienst, 11/12/12 View File Details Page

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Christina Lawrence, “Club Forest,” New Orleans Historical, accessed April 30, 2017, http://neworleanshistorical.org/items/show/445.
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