Background

 

 

 

 

Entries from early San Francisco City Directories

 

 

1863

April 16. A meeting of the Polish residents of San Francisco was held at the Russ House for the purpose of expressing sympathy with their countrymen fighting for freedom.

 

Central Polish Society of the Pacific Coast, organized May 1, 1863 (RUSS HOUSE)

1863 Central Polish Society of the Pacific

 

Aleksander Zakrzewski

zakrzewski helped found Polish Society of CA

 

1864

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Kazimierz Bielawski, Rudolf Korwin Piotrowski

 

1865

Central Pol Soc of Pacific 1865

 

1867

8th Ward Union Men in Support of the Abolition of Slavery

Julian Władysław Andrzejowski and Capt. Rudolf Korwin Piotrowski |  Kazimierz Bielawski

8th ward union men 1867  1867 in support of the Union cause

 

1873 (Polish Society of California -- Organized January 23rd, 1873)

 

Pol Soc organized 1873

 

1875, Rudolf Korwin Piotrowski

http://www.polishclubsf.org/SF%20Bull,%201%20Dec%201875,%20Anny.jpg

 

1876

1876 Meeting Officers

 

1877

1877 Pawlicki

The Society met on the 26th of May 1877.  SEE:  Aleks Bednawski letter

http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=DAC18761201.2.20&srpos=1&dliv=none&e=------187-en--20--1--txt-txIN-Poland+Bednawski----1876---1

http://www.PolishClubSF.org/25BednawskiToModjeska.pdf

 

 

1878 (1032 MARKET STREET)

1878 Pol Soc Officers

http://www.polishclubsf.org/13%20Jan%201878,%20SF%20Chron,%20Pol%20Soc%20Elections.jpg

1878 officers

 

Polish Society of California 1878a

organized January 23, 1873

 

1878 Bielawski, Folsom St

 

Elgass 1878

 

1878 b

 

1879

Polish Society of California 1879

 

1880

 

Re-created charter states that Lodge 7

was established in 1880,

but City  Directories report 1885

 

 

Polish Society of California 1880

 

1881

1881 PolSoc

 

1882 (1235 MARKET STREET)

1882

 

1883

1883 Polish Society of California

 

1884

Polish Society, Bednawski, 1884

 

1884 Market St Pol Soc

 

1885

1885 Bednawski, Polish Soc

 

1886

1886a Bednawski

Bednawski, 1886b

 

1887

1887 Bednawski

 

Lessen 1887

 

1887 Bednawski

 

1888 (1241-1/2 MARKET STREET)

1888 Bednawski

 

1889

Bednawski 1889

 

1899 pol sec

 

1889

1890

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1890

 

1891

1891 Pol Soc

 

1892

1892 PNA Lodge 7

 

1893 (18 HICKORY AVENUE)

Bednawski 1893

 

1893

 

1893 polakow

 

1894 (231 OLIVE AVENUE)

1894a

1894b

 

1895 (13 HICKORY AVENUE)

1895 Pol Soc

 

1896 (3 POLK STREET)

polk st 1896

 

Bielawski 1873 President

(first mention of Catholic Church)

 

1897

Bednawski 1897 Pol Soc

 

1897 PL Soc

 

1897 3 polk

 

1898

1898 Pol Soc

 

1899

Polish Society of California 1899

 

1900 (620 BUSH STREET)

1900 Polish Soc

 

1901
Pol Soc of Calif 1901

 

1880 Group 7

 

1902 (121 EDDY STREET)

1902

 

1903 (121 EDDY STREET & 337-1/2 12th Street)

1903

 

1911 (ST. HELEN’S HALL, 2091 15TH STREET)

http://cbk3.google.com/cbk?output=thumbnail&cb_client=maps_sv&thumb=2&thumbfov=120&ll=37.766003,-122.430576&cbll=37.766023,-122.430536&thumbpegman=1&w=300&h=118

500 books, 15th St

 

organized 1862 (vs. 1863); First mention of Branch 7

 

1911 Pol Soc Library

 

1912

1912

1912

 

1913

1914

 

2091 15th St Falcons org 1913

 

1914

1915

 

1914 Pol Libr

 

1915

1916

 

1915 Sokol

 

1916

1916

 

Polish Falcons 1916

 

Polish Falcons of San Francisco, at Sokol Hall, 739 Page Street,

February 19, 1916 (R. 12569) 163

 

1917

1917

 

1917 Falcons

 

1918

Polish Society of California
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1919

1919

 

1920

Nov 11 1920


1921 (ST. STAN’S:  438 2ND AVE.)

Polish St. Stanislaus Benevolent Society; and Polish Society of California

1921

 

1922

1922

 

1923

1923

 

1924 (273 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE)

1924 Golden Gate Ave23 Jan 1924

 

1925

1925

 

1926

1926 St Stans

pol soc 1926

 

1927

1927

 

1928

1928

 

1929

1929

First mention of 3040 22nd Street

 

1930

1930

 

1936

30 May 1936

 

1939: The library has 1800 volumes

PL Club Library 1939

 

1940

1940 Polish Club

 

1953

(Polish American Congress, SF Chapter)

Oct 1953 PAC NCD

 

1963

1963

 

1963 Center

 

1964

1964

 

1968

1968