Hamilton Club Tour

Books were available for members in the library on the second floor.  Years later the club had accumulated 1,200 volumes.

The Lower Hall, 1905

The lower hall with its high ceilings, oak woodwork, magnificent fluted columns, oriental carpets, and velvet drapes provided a grand entrance for members and visitors to the Hamilton Club building.

The Dining Room, 1905

Members and their guests were served lunch and dinner in the spacious dining room.  Through the years, special guests included Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  Presidential hopefuls William Jennings Bryan, Wendell Wilkie, and Adlai Stevenson also visited the club.

The Upper Hall, 1905

The upper hall, with its view of the grand staircase, is another highlight of the Hamilton Club building.

The Hamilton Club after the Paterson Fire, 1902

Destroyed by the Great Paterson Fire of February 9, 1902, the Hamilton Club building was a total loss.  Though the exterior walls remained standing, the roof collapsed and the interior was gutted.