Main | Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Morning View - Metropolitan Club

In 1893 J.P. Morgan commissioned Stanford White to build the opulent Metropolitan Club after Morgan was denied membership to downtown social clubs, as bankers were considered low-class. Built at the corner of Fifth Avenue and East 60th, it is considered by many to be Stanford White's best work. Other Manhattan landmarks by Stanford White: the Washington Square Arch, the Century Club, the Payne Whitney Mansion.

Unrelated: Just noticed that this is the 200th Morning View. And I still haven't run out of things to show you. Here's the first one, from June last year.

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