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These two adjoined rooms are located on the Southern end of the third floor of the Clubhouse. The Babcock Room is named after Samuel Denison Babcock (1822-1902) who served as Vice President from 1877 to 1880 and President from 1880 to 1900, longer than any other. He served as chairman of the building committee for the current Clubhouse. He was president of the International Bell Telephone Company, vice president of the Providence and Stonington Steamship Company and the City and Suburban Homes Association. He was the founder and first president of the Guaranty Trust Company and a partner of Hollister & Babcock, brokers. He was a prominent director of many businesses particularly insurance, real estate and railroad companies. He served as president of the New York Chamber of Commerce from 1875 to 1882 and was active in the Democratic party of New York, once being offered the office of Governor.
These two rooms are ideal for mid- to large size events. The Babcock Room is a cozy room and an elegant setting for cocktails which you can then move from to the adjoining room for dinner.