Posted on Sep 18, 2017
Marshall Tanick shared the history of Brookview Community Center. The Walker family (Walker Art Center) opened it in the 1920s as "Superior Golf Course." It was later purchased and became Brookview, a Jewish Country Club. This was in response to a wave of anti-semitism across Minnesota at the time. Brookview was a hub for weddings, anniversaries, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, mah jong card clubs, etc. With a swimming pool and ballroom, the amenities were well used. In 1968, after years of membership decline, the City of Golden Valley passed a bond referendum to purchase Brookview for $1.6 million, converting it to public facilities.