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The Trellis Room, Colony Club, New York (1918) *

Artist/Designer: Elsie De Wolfe, Charles Follen McKim, William Rutherford Meade and Stanford White

Project Location: New York, United States

Figure 1: The Trellis Room, Colony Club, NY

Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration, Penny Sparke, 2005

The New York Public Library
( Photographer: The House in Good Taste, Elsie de Wolfe, 1913 )
Figure 2: Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration, Penny Sparke, 2005

The New York Public Library
( Photographer: The House in Good Taste, Elsie de Wolfe, 1913 )
Figure 3: Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration, Penny Sparke, 2005

The New York Public Library
( Photographer: The House in Good Taste, Elsie de Wolfe, 1913 )
Figure 4: Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration, Penny Sparke, 2005

The New York Public Library
( Photographer: The House in Good Taste, Elsie de Wolfe, 1913 )
Figure 5: Plans, Colony Club, 120 Madison Ave, NYC by McKim, Meade and White in 1905. Source: Beyond The Gilded Age [Blog] (2010). Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : October 31, 2017 | Photographer: McKim Meade and White Architects )
Figure 6: "122 Madison Avenue near 31st Street. Colony Club for Women." by McKim, Meade and White in 1905. Source: Museum of the City of New York. Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : October 31, 2017 | Photographer: Wurt Bros. )
Figure 7: Catalog of Lighting Fixtures, Colony Club, from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Collection. (online access to all fixtures in catalogue available). Digital Image. ( Source | Accessed : October 31, 2017 | Photographer: NA. )

Style/Period(s):
Classical Revival

Primary Material(s):
Stone, Fabric, Textile, Wood, Paint

Function(s):
Community Center

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
20th Century, 1910

Additional Information:
Publications/Texts in Print:

Broderick, Mosette Glaser. Triumvirate : McKim, Mead & White : Art, Architecture, Scandal and Class in America's Gilded Age. First ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
De Wolfe, Elsie. The House in Good Taste. Illustrated with Photographs in Color and Black and White. History of Women No. 6478. New York: Century, 1914.
Smith, Jane S. Elsie De Wolfe : A Life in the High Style. First ed. New York: Atheneum, 1982.
Sparke, Penny., De Wolfe, Elsie, and Owens, Mitchell. Elsie De Wolfe : The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration. New York: Acanthus Press, 2005.
Wilson, Richard Guy. McKim, Mead & White, Architects. New York: Rizzoli, 1983.

Building Address: 120 Madison Ave (near 30th Street), New York, New York

Building Architect: Stanford White, McKim, Meade and White Architects.

Significant Dates: New Construction 1907 Women's club moves uptown in 1918

Tags: Women's Social Club, Social Clubs, Clubhouses, Balconies

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