Illinois Athletic Club stars Alfred Ernest Sauer, Arthur G. Fox, James W. Knox in 1909
l to r Chicago Stars – Alfred Ernest Sauer, Arthur G. Fox, James W. Knox (Illinois Athletic Club)
In 1911, these Chicagoans took 4 of the 6 medals as Sauer won the silver medals in epee and saber and Knox won the bronze medals in epee and saber. US Fencing Hall of Famer Alfred Sauer was the US national champion in foil in 1916 and the US national champion in epee in 1913 and was a member of the 1912 US Olympic fencing team. Arthur G. Fox was a member of the 1904 US Olympic fencing team and he earned an Olympic silver medal in men’s foil team. James W. Knox was a 3-time US medalist in epee and saber. They all represented the Illinois Athletic Club.
From the Chicago Daily News
1924 membership card from the Illinois Athletic Club
Illustration of Michigan Avenue in Chicago shows the Illinois Athletic Club
which is the shortest building (about 10 stories high) on the block.
Illinois Athletic Club sticker dated June 25, 1930
The cover of TRI-COLOR MAGAZINE for the Illinois Athletic Club from 1936: