Lincoln Club, now Mechanics Temple, Independent United Order of Mechanics of the Western Hemisphere

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

65 Putnam Avenue

ARCHITECT: Rudolph L. Daus

DATE: 1889

STYLE: Queen Anne

Brooklyn Clinton Hill Queen Anne

Designated May 12, 1981

The building formerly housing the exclusive Lincoln Club of Brooklyn is a striking Queen Anne style structure designed in 1889 by Brooklyn based architect Rudolph L. Daus. The club is located in the Clinton Hill area, once the home of some of Brooklyn’s wealthiest citizens. It is one of a number of large, sumptuous clubhouses erected in Brooklyn in the last two decades of the 19th century, and it is one of the few to retain its architectural integrity. Founded in 1878 by a small group of men who banded together for social purposes and to further the interests of the Republican Party, the Lincoln Club was dissolved in 1931 as many of Brooklyn’s elite moved away.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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