7. The Montauk Club (1889)

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The Montauk Club was founded in Park Slope in 1889, reflecting the move of New York City’s influential to Brooklyn. The Venetian Gothic building designed by Francis H. Kimball marks a unique architectural style, compared to the Neoclassical inspiration of many of the other social clubs in New York. The Corduroy Appreciation Club holds its annual meeting and party there annually on 11/11 (because the date resembles the physical look of corduroy) and the club is a popular set for films and television shows.

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2 thoughts on “10 of NYC’s OIdest Historic Private Clubs

  1. You might want to update this article. The Harmonie Club was founded in 1852…making it the 2nd oldest

    1. Hey Quint! Thanks for the add, we didn’t aim for the 10 absolute oldest in this piece but the Harmonie Club is a great catch!

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