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Packers Heritage Trail - Bellin Building
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member peach107
N 44° 30.860 W 088° 00.980
16T E 419223 N 4929503
Quick Description: Packers Heritage Trail - Bellin Building Marker. Marker #6 in the 17 site series.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2012 4:59:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMEMNG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Packers Heritage Trail was designed as a self-guided walking tour that weaves two compelling stories. One is about the rich, colorful and improbable history of the storied Green Bay Packers. The other is about the people of Green Bay and how their undying devotion to their beloved football team pulled it through years of financial struggle and ensured its survival.

Gerald Clifford and Dr. W. W. Kelly, two members of the "Hungry Five," a group of local men critical to the survival of the Packers over their first three decades, had offices here. Kelly was a physician with an office on the fourth floor. Clifford was a partner in a law firm on the sixth floor, although he occupied suite 313 for a period in the 1930's.

The other members of the "Hungry Five" were Andrew Turnbull, Lee Joannes and Curly Lambeau.

The Bellin Building was completed in 1916 and remains one of Green Bay's most recognizable landmarks.

Not only were Kelly and Clifford original tenants, they still had offices here when they led the revolt to oust Lambeau as coach late in the 1949 season. Both Clifford and Kelly were longtime members of the Packers' executive committee. Kelly also doubled for many years as team doctor.

Fred Trowbridge, another powerful behind-the-scenes figure in Packers history, had a law office here on the fifth floor. Trowbridge was a member of the Packer's executive committee from 1950 to 1981. It was in his office that Vince Lombardi requested his release from the Packers in 1969 to become coach of the Washington Redskins. After a 45-minute meeting, Lombardi held an impromptu press conference in the hallway.

Sponsored by:
Steve, Kaye, Rachel & Michael Schneider
Group that erected the marker: The Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Inc.

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
130 East Walnut Street
Green Bay, Wi


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