Historic Pelham

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Photograph of Grounds of New York Athletic Club Facility on Travers Island Published in 1904

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In November 1904, a tiny publication known as the "Burr McIntosh Monthly" published an interesting picture of the New York Athletic Clubhouse on Travers Island in Pelham Manor. The photograph shows men seated beneath trees outside one of the buildings on the grounds.

The New York Athletic Club acquired the 33-acre tract once known as "Hog Island" in early 1888. The Club built a new clubhouse that it opened in June 1889. That clubhouse was destroyed by fire on January 5, 1901.

The New York Athletic Club built a replacement clubhouse that opened in 1907 and recently was renovated in 2002.

The photograph below was published after the fire destroyed the main clubhouse but before the replacement clubhouse opened.

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