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In Alameda, storied Adelphian Club passing slowly into oblivion

Friday, January 25, 2013

The once-thriving institution of white-gloved ladies plotting philanthropic endeavors over luncheons and teas is winding down, and they’re taking no new members. The Adelphian Club sold its century-old Spanish revival headquarters at Central Avenue and Walnut Street in 2002 (that’s an old post card of it, pictured) and donated the proceeds to local schools. The women meet once a month at a local restaurant. Only 12 of the 20 members are able to get out. The oldest, who’s 102, is among those who no longer make it. The Merc’s Oakland Tribune edition writes about it.

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