Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1876/00/00 Alfred H Thorp Architect The Coogan is built at 776 6th Avenue at 26th St, NYC, for use by the Racquet Court Club. The arcaded, tripartite facaded design by Alfred H Thorpe, of the type later expounded by Louis Sullivan, was razed in 1999.
1876/00/00 The Racquet Court Club merges with the Racquet and Tennis Club.
1918/09/07 William Symmes Richardson Architect Racquet and Tennis Club's third location is completed on Park Avenue.
1918/09/07 McKim, Mead and White Architect Racquet and Tennis Club's third location is completed on Park Avenue.
1922/00/00 Rene LaMontagne host a bachelor party and is arrested for selling 500 cases of gin, 16000 gallons of rye, 316 cases of scotch and 9000 gallons of wine (it was Prohibition).
1978/00/00 Fisher Brothers, owners of Park Avenue Plaza (midblock building behind the Racquet Club), pay $5 million to the Racquet Club for their air rights above the Club so they won't build a hotel and block the Park Avenue Plaza's views.

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Particulars for Racquet and Tennis Club Building:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Beaux Arts
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Business
Historic Use Civic
Owner Private
Social Prohibition
Historic Use Sport Facility

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th July 1983

Registry Name: Racquet and Tennis Club Building
Registry Address: 370 Park Ave.
Registry Number: 83001741
Resource Type: Building
Owner: Private
Architect: McKim, Mead and White; Richardson, W.
Architectural Style: Beaux arts
Contributing Buildings: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Significant Year: 1916, 1918
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture, Social, Commerce, Trade
Historic Sub-Function: Civic, Sport facility, Business
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Commerce, Trade, Social
Current Sub-Function: Civic Business Sport facility

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