Algonquin Club

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The Algonquin Club at 217 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston (2008)

The Algonquin Club of Boston is a private social club in Boston, Massachusetts, founded in 1886 by a group including General Charles Taylor. Originally a men's business club, it is now open to men and women of all races, faiths, and nationalities.

Its clubhouse on Commonwealth Avenue was designed by McKim, Mead & White and completed in 1888, and was soon called "the finest and most perfectly appointed club-house in America"[1] and more recently the "most grandiose" of Boston's clubs. It remains the only Boston club with a purpose-built clubhouse.

The Algonquin Club maintains reciprocal relationships with more than 150 social clubs worldwide.

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  • Samuel Hornblower, "Fifteen Minutes: The Old Boys' Clubs", Harvard Crimson, April 27, 2000.[1]
  1. ^ Moses King, King's Hand-book of Boston, Boston, 1889, p. 259

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