In July of 1946, the Spruce Pine Chapter of the American Business Club dedicated the Spruce Pine Club House. According to the Asheville Citizen Times “The clubhouse with its entertainment facilities constitutes one of the most modern recreational centers in this section, and has been made available to the public through the cooperation of Charles Robbins, owner and builder of the house, and the American Business Club, to whom Mr. Robins has given a 10 year option.” Clubs, civic organizations, and other groups who wish may use the building for meetings, dances, and dinners. The Robbins Family, who owned the Robbins Hosiery Mills in Spruce Pine were very civic minded. This is just one of the many contributions they made to the community during their years in Spruce Pine.  At the dedication Mr. Frank Watson was the toastmaster. The invocation was given by the Rev. James Fowler, pastor of the Spruce Pine Methodist Church. Dr. William Davenport introduced the out of town guests. Officers of the business club were Frank Robbins, president, Elmer Cline, vice-president, Henry Becton, treasurer, Tommy Hall secretary. The board of governors were Max Poteat, Oral Baker, Ray Dixon, Dr. William Davenport, and Winston Felts. Over the years, Spruce Pine residents and organizations made good use of the beautiful facility. High school proms, wedding receptions, Bible study camps, 4-H meetings, and weekly dances were just some of the various uses. The building was a unique log structure built of vertical logs instead of horizontal. The clubhouse was located on Altapass Road between the current hospital and the dialysis center. It was torn down sometime in the early 1980’s.

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