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Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall | by carolyngifford
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Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall

Founded in 1824, its current building in Pall Mall was designed by the 24-year-old Decimus Burton. The impressive frieze is a copy of one of the Elgin Marbles (now housed in the British Museum), created by John Henning, a leading sculptor of the time. The building, a private members’ club (which now also admits women) was completed in 1830. The statue of Pallas Athene is by Edward Hodges Baily.

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Taken on February 15, 2018