Congress Lake Club completes $3.5 million clubhouse project

Congress Lake Club General Manager Paul Showalter talks about renovations at historic clubhouse.  The $3.5 million project was completed last month.
  • Congress Lake clubhouse gets a $3.5 million makeover
  • Clubhouse was designed by Guy Tilden in 1914.
  • Project includes restaurant, patio and new KIDZONE

LAKE TWP. – Congress Lake Club members have something most other country clubs don’t offer — a giant lake for boating, fishing and scenic views.

So, when it came time for a makeover of the clubhouse, the focus of the design was obvious.

“Take advantage of the lake,” explained General Manager Paul Showalter.

The historic clubhouse at Congress Lake Club in Lake Township received a $3.5 million makeover.

And that’s exactly what architect H. Chambers Company of Naples, Florida, and Stark County’s Fred Olivieri Construction accomplished with the recently completed $3.5 million project.

Three dining areas were converted to a single upscale casual restaurant, anchored by a circular bar, all with views of the 200-acre, spring-fed lake through floor to ceiling windows.