“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

The Engineers Club

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By Larry Gertner, August 3, 2015
1. The Engineers Club Marker
Inscription.  Bryant Park Place
a cooperative corporation originally known as “The Engineers Club”

In 1903, Andrew Carnegie presented the Professional Associations of Engineers with a donation to fund the establishment of a professional club. Designed by the architects Whitfield & King and completed in 1907, The Engineers Club was one of the first “skyscrapers” in Midtown. The adjoining brownstones to the east and west were purchased by the club in 1923 and 1920 respectively.

The club’s renowned membership included Andrew Carnegie, President Herbert C. Hoover, Thomas Edison, Brig. Gen. Charles Lindbergh, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Henry Clay Frick, H.H. Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla.

During the 19th Century, American engineers helped transform America from a largely agricultural nation to an architectural and industrial empire and a world power. The club was Carnegie’s tribute to ordinary men doing extraordinary things.

Bryant Park Place stands today as an architectural link to the rich heritage and proud traditions of the nation as it came of age in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
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By Larry Gertner, January 1, 4501
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historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
Location. 40° 45.169′ N, 73° 59.006′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West 40th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32 West 40th Street, New York NY 10018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American-Standard Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Reservoir Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Buildings Overlooking Bryant Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryant Park Today (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); HSBC (about 400 feet away); Early Bryant Park (about 400 feet away); Monuments in Bryant Park (about 400 feet away); The Wendel Home (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Regarding The Engineers Club. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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