History

The first Cornell Club was formed by Cornell University graduates in 1889. Today’s handsome 14-story Clubhouse is centrally located in midtown Manhattan at 6 East 44th Street, between Fifth & Madison Avenues. Formerly the offices of the Chicago Pneumatic Tube Corporation, the building was a gift to the University and was renovated by the firm of Gensler & Associates of San Francisco, CA. The Clubhouse opened its doors on December 1, 1989.

Just steps from Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and near shopping, theatres, and major corporate offices, The Club offers Members and guests a prime location and first-class facilities.

History of The Cornell Club-New York:

October 1889
A small group of Alumni form The Cornell Club of New York.

1900
The Club rents rooms at the Royalton Apartment Hotel on West 44th Street.

1900 – 1939
The Club moves from the Royalton Apartment Hotel to 65 Park Avenue and then to Madison Avenue at 38th Street.

1939
On its 50th anniversary, The Club moves uptown to the Hotel Barclay (now the Inter-Continental) at 48th Street.

1962
The Club moves further uptown to 50th Street at 3rd Avenue.

1982
The Club starts searching for a permanent home while temporarily relocating to first the Women’s National Headquarters and then to NYU’s Town Hall facility.

1985 – 1989
The Club finds its current home at 6 East 44th Street. After Cornell University acquires the building in 1986, a three year renovation is undertaken.

1989
The Club opens its doors to Cornell Club Members at 6 East 44th Street.

December 2009
The Club celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its current clubhouse and looks forward to future celebrations.