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A Room of One’s Own: A Social and Architectural History of Women’s Institutions on the Upper East Side

Since the 19th Century, the Upper East Side has been home to clubs, schools, residences, political institutions, and professional associations catering exclusively to women.

Barbizon Hotel

From the Cosmopolitan Club to the Colonial Dames of America; Hunter College to the former Barbizon Hotel, the Upper East Side has a rich cache of iconic women’s spaces. On this walking tour, offered during Women’s History Month by Historian and FRIENDS’ Public Events Consultant Lucie Levine, we will dive into the architectural and social history of these establishments, and delve into more than 100 years of local women’s history through the spaces they made their own.


Meeting point provided upon registration.

$15 FRIENDS members, $25 non-members

To verify your current membership status call (212) 535-2526 or email us at info@friends-ues.org.

  • March 8, 2020
  • 10:00 am