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Property Name Manor Club
Reference Number 14000207
State New York
County Westchester
Town Pelham Manor
Street Address 1023 Esplanade
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/12/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture, Social History
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000207.pdf
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The Manor Club, built in 1921-1922, is significant at the local level under Criterion A for its association with the development of a women's social, literary, and philanthropic club in the lower Hudson Valley. Founded as a men's club in 1882, the Manor Club hosted sporting and gaming events and more family-oriented weekend parties. The Tuesday Afternoon Club, a social and literary women's club created in 1900 by the wives of Manor Club members, met in the original clubhouse. After the men's club floundered, the Tuesday Afternoon Club expanded and took over management of the clubhouse and club activities in 1913. Within a decade, the middleclass ladies of Pelham Manor decided it was time to build a new clubhouse. Through the design and construction of their new clubhouse, the Manor Club expanded and redefined its place in Pelham Manor. The Manor Club became a social and cultural center for the whole community and provided women with leadership and educational opportunities. The Manor Club is also significant under Criterion C as a good example of Edwardian Tudor Revival architecture and of early twentieth century clubhouse design. Designed by architect William H. Orchard, the clubhouse reflects the popularity of the Tudor Revival in Pelham Manor. To meet the specific needs of the club, it was designed with several large meeting spaces and a large, professional-quality theater.

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