Club de la Unión (Chile)

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Club de la Unión
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General information
Location Santiago, Chile
Coordinates 33°26′36.13″S 70°39′5.4″W / 33.4433694°S 70.651500°W / -33.4433694; -70.651500Coordinates: 33°26′36.13″S 70°39′5.4″W / 33.4433694°S 70.651500°W / -33.4433694; -70.651500
Completed 1925
Design and construction
Architect Alberto Cruz Montt

The Club de la Unión is a gentlemen's club in Santiago, Chile. The name derives from the fact the club united rich men coming together from opposing political parties. Club members met for the first time on July 8, 1864[1] and its first president was Manuel José Yrarrázaval Larraín.

The club was housed in different locations through downtown Santiago for the first decades. Its current housing was completed in 1925 and was declared a national monument in 1981.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club de la Unión" (in Spanish). National Monuments Council. Retrieved 9 July 2012.