11. The Player’s Club

The Player’s Club was founded in 1888 by Edwin Booth, the prominent Shakespearean actor and brother of John Wilkes Booth, along with 15 other incorporators (including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman). Booth purchased an 1847 mansion fronting Gramercy Park and designed by Standford White. During his lifetime, Booth lived in the mansion’s upper floors and his room remains as it was when he died (including a skull he used in Hamlet). For more information on and photographs of the Player’s Club check out our previous coverage. Also make sure to join us for an upcoming tour inside The Players Club:

Insider Tour of the Players Club on Gramercy Park