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The University Club of New York[1], located at 1 West 54th Street in Manhattan, is a private club in New York City. University Club received its charter in 1865, but the origins date back to the autumn of 1861 when a group of college friends, principally Yale alumni, founded the club hoping to extend their collegial ties. The first meeting was held in the rooms of the Columbia College Law School (now the Columbia University Law School), where Theodore Dwight, the Club's first president and a Hamilton College alumnus, was a professor. After several moves, the club took over an existing town house at 26th Street and Madison Avenue in 1883. The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... A club is generally an association of people united by a common interest or goal, as opposed to any natural ties of kinship. ... New York, NY redirects here. ... YALE (Yet Another Learning Environment) is an environment for machine learning experiments and data mining. ... Jerome L. Greene Hall, home of the Arthur W. Diamond Library. ...

By the 1890s, with its membership limited by the size of its building to 1,500 resident members and 900 who lived elsewhere, the Club was looking for a larger space, because it had nearly 600 people on a waiting list to join. It acquired the St. Luke's Hospital site and proceeded to seek an architecture firm. The firm of Charles McKim, William Mead and Stanford White, who were all members, got the architectural commission and went on to design what remains the most imposing clubhouse among the city's prestigious social clubs. From left to right: Will Mead, Charles McKim and Stan White McKim, Mead, and White was the premier architectural firm in the eastern United States at the turn of the twentieth century. ...

University Club Entrance Image:Percy_S._Douglas_Reading_Room.jpg Image:Dining_Room.jpg Image:University_Club_Library.jpg

Founded to celebrate the union of social duty and intellectual life, the Club states in its charter that the purpose of the organization shall be the "promotion of Literature and Art by establishing and maintaining a Library, Reading Room and Gallery of Art, and by such other means as shall be expedient and proper for such purposes." In addition to its many grand architectural features, the University Club hosts one of New York's great private art collections, with a particularly strong group of works by great American painters such as Gilbert Stuart and Childe Hassam, who featured the Club's facade in his work "Allies Day, May 1917". Self portrait, 1778 Gilbert Charles Stuart (né Stewart) (December 3, 1755 - July 9, 1828) was an American painter. ... Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 - August 27, 1935) was an American Impressionist painter. ...

Erected in 1899 in an Italian Renaissance palazzo-style and particularly noted for its library (with ceiling murals by H. Siddons Mowbray modeled after the Vatican Apartments), dining room, and the attempt made by the architects to disguise a nine-story building behind what seems to be a three-story facade. The quintessential medieval European palace: Palais de la Cité, in Paris, the royal palace of France. ...

The building is on the National Register of Historic Places. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

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University Club of Washington DC - Home (123 words)
The University Club of Washington, DC is a favorite meeting spot for members and their guests —with the comfort and privacy of a home away from home.
The Club’s collegial atmosphere makes it possible to enjoy an amazing array of services including upscale dining, casual grille, health club, squash, indoor pool and spa treatments in addition to private event rooms and peaceful reading in the library.
With superior recreational facilities and a full schedule of social programming, The University Club of Washington, DC has established itself as one of the premier private city clubs in the country.
Melbourne University Football Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (920 words)
University was founded in 1859 by students and graduates of the University of Melbourne.
On October 4, 1907 the eight founding clubs of the VFL voted unanimously to include the University Club in the league as its ninth team.
Melbourne University students and alumni maintained their involvement in football with a number of clubs in amateur competitions, one of which is the Melbourne University Blues.
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