Back in the day — 1914, to be exact — Birchwood Country Club looked a bit different than today.
So, in fact, does the view from there — off South Sylvan — of Riverside Avenue.
This photo — labeled simply “Bird’s Eye View From Country Club” — is best viewed much bigger. Click on or hover over to enlarge.
In the center, we see the back of what was then Staples High School. (Today, it’s the site of Saugatuck Elementary School). To its left is Assumption Church, built in 1900. In the far, far distance we see the white spire of Saugatuck Congregational Church (in its original location, further east on the Post Road).
But what’s that church on the far left?
Enjoy the view. And think about what passed for a “country club” 102 years ago.