Polish Literary and Dramatic
Circle was established to promote cultural
activities. The society collected
money to contribute to the purchase of what was, at the time, a Baptist Church located at 3040 22nd Street (south of Mission Street). It became Dom Polski (The Polish House),
jointly owned by The Polish Society of California (Lodge 7 of the Polish
National Alliance), the St. Stanislaus Benevolent Society, and the Polish
Literary and Dramatic Circle.
The Polish Club, Inc. was incorporated in Sacramento on April 19, 1926.
"Dom Polski" became the home for Polish immigrants who came to America
to build better lives for themselves and their families. They put into
the club their labor, savings, sentiments and hopes.
relationship between the Polish Club and the pre-World War I Polish Consulate
in San Francisco,
located at 2660 Green Street
at the time, was very close and friendly. On December 17, 1938, the
Consul General, Dr. Władysław Sokolowski, decorated four members of the
Polish Club with the Silver Cross of Merit: Katarzyna Pilch, Józefa
Niklasiewicz, Felix Gottlicher and Stanisław Bloński.
--Paragraph 2, from Silent Heroes by Wanda Tomczykowska