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1915 photo of the Nippon Club, a gentleman's club in New York City. Founded in 1905, the Nippon Club is the only Japanese traditional gentlemen's club in the United States. This building was built especially for the Nippon Club in 1912. After Pearl Harbor, the building was seized by the U.S. government. In 1956, the club relocated to One Riverside Drive at 72nd Street near Riverside Park.

The club is still in existence, now in mid-town Manhattan.

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service.
at 161 West 93rd Street, New York City, New York USA


Ed Price This photo may have been taken in 1915 - but NOT at at 161 West 93rd St.
This building is extant at 44 West 85th St - which was the prior home of the Nippon Club
Feb 25, 2013 · Reply
Kathy Pinna Ed - the address on 93rd Street is the one that the Library of Congresss had on the photo when it was taken. If they were wrong, thank you so much for setting the record straight!
Feb 25, 2013 · Reply
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