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The University Club

Landmarks of New York

 
 
The University Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. The University Club Marker
Plaque is mounted on the Southeast corner of the building.
Inscription.  This building, inspired by Palace Architecture of the Italian renaissance, was designed by McKim, Mead & White and was completed in 1899.
 
Erected 1957 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 40° 45.661′ N, 73° 58.52′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on 1 W 54th St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Former Aeolian Building (a few steps from this marker); Kiton (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Thomas Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Peninsula Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Regis Hotel (about 300 feet away); 7 West 54th Street House (about 300 feet away); 9-11 West 54th Street (about 300 feet away); 13-15 West 54th Street Houses (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding The University Club. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. The New York Community Trust. A long-time crusader for preservation, the Municipal
The University Club front entrance image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. The University Club front entrance
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Art Society joined with The New York Community Trust in 1956 to begin the “Landmarks of New York” project. (Submitted on October 27, 2009.) 

2. The 1899 University Club. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
The University Club image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
3. The University Club
The marker is visible to the left of the traffic light stanchion.
The University Club image. Click for full size.
The Wurts Brothers (photo courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1900
4. The University Club
Lobby plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, February 4, 2019
5. Lobby plaque
Honoring a distinguished member.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 30, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 30, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on February 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on February 4, 2019.   5. submitted on February 4, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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