Union Club of Boston
The Union Club of Boston, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest gentlemen's clubs in the United States. It is located on Beacon Hill, adjacent to the Massachusetts State House. The clubhouse at No. 8 Park Street overlooks the Boston Common, and offers spectacular views of the Common itself, Boston's historic Back Bay, and the hills to the city's west.
The Union Club was formed by members of another prominent Boston gentlemen's club, the Somerset Club, after disagreement over support (or lack thereof) for the Union cause during the American Civil War. The club is a meeting place for prominent individuals from business and the professions.
Prominent former members
- Charles Francis Adams
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Edward Everett (1794-1865), abolitionist
- John Murray Forbes
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
- Josiah Quincy[disambiguation needed]
- William Fiske Whitney