Category Archives: Dance Hall

Felton Grove History: Bob Wright’s Story

With the current Facebook conversations on the Felton Grove Neighborhood News about the swimming hole, I thought this might be of interest. Patsy Wright, Bob Wright’s widow, drew this sketch of Felton Grove Resort circa 1940’s. She also gave me … Continue reading

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Felton Grove Resort: 1939 Ad

Sounds like loads of fun to be had at Felton Grove Resort summer of 1939:

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Dance Hall: 1939 Jitterbugging Outlawed!

Who was that guy who outlawed Jitterbugging in 1939 at the Felton Grove Resort Dance Hall? Here’s a photo of him in 1937. I got this from a delightful woman I recently met who is the 17 year old young … Continue reading

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Sold: Dance Hall

A lovely couple has just purchased the old Felton Grove Dance Hall. It had been used as a private residence since 1958 but was a dance hall for the 20 previous years. With its beautiful old redwood interior and original … Continue reading

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Felton Grove: Dance Hall + History of Resort

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Dance Hall: Photo Series 1-7

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Dance Hall: 1930’s + 40’s Photo Series

1937 Entrance to Felton Grove and Dance Hall, Courtesy of Ronnie Trubek. 

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Felton Grove History: Park Ave

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Dance Hall: 1940’s Interior – Felton Grove Resort

Felton Grove Dance Hall. Bob Wright and Patsy Klein met here in 1942. She was 14, he was 16. They danced with the group “Mountain Dancers”, shown here.

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Felton Grove: Park Ave 1956

This appears to be a 1956 view of Park Ave. looking uphill toward Graham Hill Rd. The Dance Hall is almost certainly the  faded outline of the building at the far rear left. Photo courtesy of MAH Captain Ed Collection. … Continue reading

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Felton Grove Resort: 1937 Postcard (front)

This wonderful postcard is from the Ronnie Trubek Collection. Thanks Ronnie! 

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Felton Grove Hall: 1940’s photo series 1-4

4 photos: Felton Grove Resort, circa 1940’s. Note: The 4th photo does not have the Felton Grove sign on the roof and it appears to show a 1930’s car on Park Ave.

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Dance Hall: Patsy and Bob 1947 (+ Pattie-Dee Style Shop 1948)

Photo #1 shows Patsy and Bob inside Felton Grove Dance Hall in 1947. They first met here. She was 14, he 16. I’m also including 3 photos of Patsy Klein’s mother’s shop in downtown Felton called the Pattie-Dee Style Shop. … Continue reading

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Felton Grove Dance Hall: 1942

View is looking across Graham Hill Rd to the side of the Dance Hall Building, Sept. 1942. Courtesy of Patsy Wright Collection.

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Felton Grove Resort: Who Was the Wright Family?

William James (W. J.) Wright and his wife Marjorie Wright bought the Felton Grove Resort from Brinkman et. al, July 17, 1941. They had 2 sons, Bill and Bob. Photo#1 shows W. J. loafing on the porch of the Felton … Continue reading

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