Elevation and Floor Plan of the Grolier Club Clubhouse at 29 East 32nd Street, from American Architect and Building News, June 1, 1895, no. 1014.
June 1, 1895
The institutional archives of the Grolier Club contain relatively few early views of its two buildings, at 29 East 32nd Street (1890-1917), and 47 East 60th Street (1918 to date), and the images we have come mostly from contemporary published sources. This chromolithograph of the front façade and floorplans of the Grolier's first purpose-built Clubhouse at 29 East 32nd Street is a relatively recent discovery. A plate from The American Architect and Building News, it shows the accommodations available to the Club’s 250 members in June 1895, just five years after the building was constructed. Although the Club has photographs and drawings of the original rooms, until now we had no idea of the dimensions of those spaces, or how they were configured.
Purchased in 2018 with Grolier Club Library Harper Funds
Chromolithograph, 16½ x 12½ in