Madison Square Park

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Location New York, Manhattan, NY, United States
Modern Address 11 Madison Ave., NYC

The 1837 Gothams Club of NYC played at Madison Square, described as at 23rd/24th Streets and 5th/6th Avenues and opposite the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Thompson's Madison Cottage was at the southwest corner. By the 1840s this club played at Elysian Field.

The site is still there. It is just north of the Flatiron Building (175 Fifth Avenue).


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In other words, the New York Club’s grounds lay outside today’s Madison Square but within the pre-1844 park; the Parade, as Madison Square was called prior to its formal dedication as a public park in 1847, was originally a twenty-acre tract bounded by Third and Seventh avenues and Twenty-third and Thirty-fourth streets. The “roadside resort” was named the Madison Cottage but was also known as Thompson’s for its proprietor. (Our game blog, Dec. 20, 2021)

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Found by John Thorn
Submission Note Original find by Randall Brown in 2004
Entered by Bruce Allardice


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Gothams Club of New York 1837

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