The New York Times (New York, New York) 26 November 1893 Page 17
TWILIGHT CLUB'S NEW SCHEME. It Is Negotiating for the Former Hease of the Manhattan AthleUe' Clnb. The Twilight Club Is negotiating for the purchase of the building' formerly occupied by the Manhattan Athletic Club, at Madi- Madi- -son -son Avenue and Forty-fifth Forty-fifth Forty-fifth Street. A aya dlcate of members has been organised for the purchase, agree lug to pay the price asked. 00,000, If the club will take tb property. There will be a meeting this week, at which the matter will be decided. If the project should be carlred out. the -Twilight -Twilight Club will be reorganized on the proprietary basis on which various club are managed abroad, the members being the owners. The clubhouse may thus become become the headquarters for other clubs desiring desiring occasional use of club quarters or permanent use of certain rooms. It is thought that various denominational, denominational, social, and college clubs may be glad to avail themselves of the opportunity to house themselves comfortably at stated meetings. The Twilight Club has 800 members. It Is eleven years old. and was organised for social social meetings at which, folowlng a modest dinner, topics of current Interest might be discussed. In the plan . of reorganization. It is proposed to enlarge the membership to 1.500. The bathing faculties and the bowling bowling alley in the basvment will be retained, and the club will use the parlor, billiard room, and cafe on the main floor. It is in tended to give Saturday evening entertain ments In the theatre, and to rent the theatre theatre when not In use by the club. The other rooms on the theatre floor will be used for parlors and committee rooms, and the fourteen rooms on the intermedial floor will be rented as clubrooms or studios. studios. Some of the space used as a gymnasium, gymnasium, occupying the third and fourth floors, will be converted into sleeping rooms. A popular table-d'hote table-d'hote table-d'hote restaurant will occupy ' the restaurant floor. There is talk of the addition of two stories to the bull ding for studio or committee purposes.