Middle Bass Club Stories
This archive contains photographs of artifacts from Middle Bass. This “original post” of the archive is dated September 2021; the date of additions to this archive will be noted here so viewers can check for new content.
Judson Harmon. Middle Bass Club guest. He appears in a photograph with "Ex-President" Cleveland at LeRoy Brook's cottage in 1899.
Series of photos taken when William Howard Taft and family visited to the Middle Bass Club on August 31, 1908. Click or touch the photo to view the series
The Middle Bass Club House Guest Register book contains the signatures of future President Taft and his son, Master Charles P. Taft. The family stayed in a cottage on Grape Avenue that exists today and is owned by the FitzGerald family. William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4, 1909. One of the photos in this series indicates that Mr. Taft was campaigning while at the Middle Bass Club. Other photos show Taft in the company of his wife, Helen, strolling down Lake Avenue, and his children. Source: Cumberworth, Fine & Taliak Personal Collections
John Lloyd Uri. Middle Bass Club guest. He appears in a photograph with "Ex-President" Grover Cleveland at LeRoy Brook's cottage in 1889.