This ¾” thick Ballroom is hand screen printed on the front and back. It is part of a four-piece series of buildings called Chippewa Lake Amusement Park, created by Cat’s Meow founder, Faline Jones, in her eleventh year of business. This series was introduced in 1993 and retired on December 31, 1998.
The Starlight Ballroom, as it was known in it's later years, was built in the 1920's and at the time, it was the largest of its kind in Ohio.The flooring was maple board with paper padding underneath, making it one of the best dance floors around. From Lawrence Welk in 1937 with his first radio broadcast to Vaughn Monroe in the 1940's, many famous bands played here to sell out crowds.
Look for our trademark black cat, Casper, on every Cat’s Meow. Handcrafted in our Wooster, Ohio workshop.
There are a limited number of this piece available, which is reflected in the price. With your purchase of this building, Faline will donate 10% to Amani Ya Juu, a fair-trade sewing and training program for marginalized women throughout Africa. Visit their website: www.amaniafrica.org (no wholesale orders)