Town and Country Club began near Lake Como

Town and Country began at Lake Como.

Town and Country began at Lake Como.

The first country club in this area is celebrating its 125th anniversary near the Marshall Avenue bridge over the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

But the Town and Country Club actually got its start in 1897 in a rented residence just south of Lake Como. It was located on land that is now part of Como Park, where northbound Como Avenue takes its bend to the west, just past the railroad crossing.

A description on the back of the above photo shown here: “The rooms of the clubhouse at Lake Como are headquarters for those who delight in boating, tennis and skating, and for participants in the sports of St. Paul’s winter carnival, as well as for the pleasant social reunions of the club.”

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    1. Rog Bergerson

      Hi Bruno,

      Google indicates that, in addition to Minnesota, there are Lake Comos in Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

      Rog Bergerson

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