John told me today that he had moved the table into the club house over the weekend. It’s a board room table from the old Deaconess Hospital. Pretty nice, huh? Now, he’s looking for some chairs to go with it.
John Carter asked me to tell members of the Show-Me Corvair Club that the space he promised us for an official club house is almost ready! John has also set aside a large area for use as a workshop. Both spaces are on the second floor of the Jefferson Underground. John is the owner of the Underground, which is a party venue/office building/storage facility at 2400 S Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104.
The new club house includes a bar and kitchen area, a bathroom with a shower, and an intimate meeting room with a stained glass window. One wall is decorated with antique signs related to the auto hobby. John plans to move a 24-foot banquet table into the room soon. In the workshop, John plans to install a hydraulic lift so members will have a place to work on their cars.
John Carter has been extremely generous with the Show-Me Corvair Club over the years. The club has held meetings in various areas of the building for some time, and the Underground was the venue for the annual Christmas Party for several years. Much of the property owned by the club is stored there. All this at no cost to the club. Members have enjoyed a reduced rate to store their cars there as well.
When I praised John for his generosity, he told me that he wanted to do these things to give back to the club. He said that he still felt like a new member, and that he wanted to make up for all the things that others had contributed to the organization since he joined the club. Thank you, John Carter!
Here are a few shots of our new clubhouse and workshop.