9. Mark Twain’s Pool Cue is Displayed at The Players Club

Housed in a stately Greek Revival townhouse, The Players Club occupies four floors, plus a taproom in the basement and the Grill, where members often gather for refreshments, food and conversation. One notable feature inside the Grill is its pool table where Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) frequently played with other members of the club.

In fact, Twain’s pool cue is currently displayed over his portrait, which sits above the fireplace. It accompanies the golf club of actor Jack Lemmon, as well as other pool cues belonging to actor Frank Morgan, newspaper columnist Franklin Pierce Adams and actor Roland Winters. In addition, the Card Room holds a poker table, which was also reportedly used by Twain.

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