Algonquin Club of Boston

Restaurant




217 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02116-1704 Boston Rate and review
Is This Your Listing? Are you the owner of Algonquin Club of Boston in Boston Massachusetts? Send us more details! Claim Your Business Or Contact Us

Description

In October 1885, fifty prominent citizens of Boston convened for the purpose of discussing the formation of a new social club. Five months later, on March 9, 1886, by a special act of the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Algonquin Club was incorporated. For a time, the new club occupied quarters at the Crowninshield mansion at 164 Marlborough Street.

Land was purchased at 217 Commonwealth Avenue and the leading architectural firm of the day, McKim, Mead & White of New York (designers of the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as other notable buildings in other cities) was selected to design the new clubhouse after a spirited competition. On November 8, 1888, the magnificent Algonquin Club of Boston was formally opened amidst "fitting ceremonies". The Boston Globe reported the next day that the formal opening was attended by some 2,000 members and guests from the ranks of the East Coast's most prominent and renowned individuals, thus inaugurating a century and a quarter of tradition, exquisite dining and impeccable service. Over the years, Presidents, heads of state, foreign dignitaries and preeminent local and national leaders in virtually every field of human activity have enjoyed visiting the Club.


Today, the Algonquin Club of Boston has maintained the same charm and attention to service that made it so attractive on its opening day, while evolving through times of prosperity and hardship, as we

Frequently Asked Questions

Places You Should Consider

Algonquin Club of Boston Photos

People Connected

Is Algonquin Club of Boston one of your Favorite Places?

Add to My Connections

Plug Updates

Say Something or Ask a Question about Algonquin Club of Boston

Recommended Ratings & Reviews

11111 Restaurant Atmosphere
11111 Food
11111 Service
11111 Cleanliness
11111 Bang for your Buck
11111 The Crowd
11111 Parking & Accessibility
Rate & Review

Related places

Join My Community

617area.com would like to send you latest updates