Gives Park to Crestline
C.A.Stephan Gives Eight Acres at the West
End of Town for Park and Playground Purposes, to be Controlled
by Committees from the Women's Federation and Chamber of Commerce.
At a meeting of a joint committee of the Fed ration of Womans
Clubs and the Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night , C.A. Stephan
made a formal offer of eight acres of ground along west Bucyrus
Street absolutely free to be used for park and playground purposes.
The offer was accepted by the joint committee and the formal
transfer to the city will be made at once.
Abstracted from the May 11, 1922 Crestline
- Advocate Crestline Public Library
This is the property formerly known as McGuire's Springs and
used the last two years as a Playground Park, where numerous
picnics have been held and a great amount of playground apparatus
set up. In the last two seasons the grounds have been under the
control of the joint committee named above and their work has
been hampered by the fact that the grounds did not belong to
the city and the people were backward about making donations
as they thought there might be the possibility of the ground
reverting to other purposes. For this reason the formal transfer
has been made to the city and the joint committee can go ahead
with their arrangements and improvements.
An additional building or two has been planned for the grounds
and a sanitary swimming pool which can be turned into a skating
pond in the winter time.
At the meeting Tuesday night the committee organized as follows.
Harry White, President;Mrs. J.M. Martin, Vice-President; Mrs.
John Marquart, Secretary, Mrs. C.V. King, Treasurer. Other members
of the committee are Mrs. C.E. Dewald, Miss Sarah Dunn, E.T.
Talbott, O.F. Kime, H.E. Eckstein and C.A. Simpton.