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AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY VIEW OF WHITE'S CLUB, A FAMOUS RALLYING GROUND OF THE DANDIES: ST. JAMES'S STREET TO-DAY

AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY VIEW OF WHITE'S CLUB, A FAMOUS RALLYING GROUND OF THE DANDIES: ST. JAMES'S STREET TO-DAY

White's Club still stands in St. James's Street, and one can still see the famous bow window from which Brummell and his cronies looked superciliously on passers-by and waited to be admired. The forerunner of the Club was White's Chocolate House, of the back of which a view is given in the old print reproduced above (left). There the building is shown with its considerable garden, •is both existed after the rebuilding consequent upon a destructive fire in 1733. Modern St. James's Street (right) contains eight other clubs besides White's, including such famous modern palaces of Clubland as the Devonshire and the New University. The photograph shows the street looking up to Piccadilly. The older club houses have largely been rebuilt.

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