Bohemian Club (Chicago)

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The Bohemian Club (Czech: Česká beseda) was a club founded in 1899 that was frequented by Chicago's Czech elite, as well as the visiting elite from Czechoslovakia. The club was used as a place to share Czech culture, drama, music and literature.[1]

It was visited by numerous well-known people of Bohemian descent, such as Anton Cermak, Rudolf Friml, George Halas and Otto Kerner, Jr..[2] It also served as host to Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the founder and first President of Czechoslovakia.[3]


  1. ^ Frank S. Magallon, Chicago's Little Village (2010) p 37
  2. ^ Irving Cutler, Chicago's Jewish West Side (2009) p 46
  3. ^ Irving Cutler, Chicago, metropolis of the mid-continent (1973) p 101

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