New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
New York Yacht Club
Designated Landmark New York City
The New York Yacht Club building is one of the most expressive examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in the country. Dedicated in 1901, the clubhouse was the first New York City commission of architects Warren & Wetmore, establishing the firm’s distinguished reputation. The limestone façade of the New York Yacht Club is sculpted with nautical motifs featuring a trio of windows carved to resemble the sterns of seventeenth-century Dutch yachts, as well as ornamental seashells, dolphins and dripping seaweed. Constructed on land donated by Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan, the club’s sixth home has become a well-known symbol of the nation’s oldest yachting organization, in continuous existence since 1844. The celebrated America’s Cup, first won in 1851 by the schooner America in a regatta at Cowes, England, was deeded to the club in 1857.
New York Landmark Preservation Foundation
Erected 2004 by New York Landmark Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 45.341′ N, 73° 58.902′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 44th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 37 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Harvard Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Penn Club of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Algonquin Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fred F. French Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monuments in Bryant Park (about 700 feet away); The Crystal Palace (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. • Architecture • Sports • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.