7. Harvard Club (1865)

Harvard Club

The Harvard Club of New York was founded in by a small group of alumni in 1865. For the first few decades, they met at Delmonico’s and other rented spaces around the city. The club’s Midtown location was built in 1894.

Esteemed architect Charles McKim of McKim, Mead & White, who was a club member himself, designed the original wing at 27 West 44th Street as a gift. The clubhouse has been added to and renovated multiple times throughout the years. With its neo-Georgian facade of brick and classical columns, and the large Harvard flag hanging out front, the building is pretty hard to miss. In 1966, the clubhouse became one of New York City’s first designated landmarks.