The East India United Service, Wyndham, and Salisbury Clubs, St. James's Square. Charles Lee, architect. by F. G. Kitton. Signed with initials lower left. c. 1890. Source: Club-Land, 39. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

“The East India United Service Club has just entered into possession of its new clubhouse, of which we give an Engraving The old building, No. 14, St. James’s square, had long been found too small for the increasing numbers of the club, and the members decided, therefore, to build a new clubhouse, on the site of Noe. 14 and 15, St. James's-square, both which houses were their property. The new building, in the Italian style, from the designs of Mr. Charles Lee, the architect, has just been completed, and its handsome facade is a welcome relief to the generally dingy and commonplace appearance of the square. The interior of the club has been fitted up throughout with the many conveniences supplied by modern ingenuity; the furniture and decorations are handsome, appropriate, and in good taste. The East India United Service Club was founded, in 1848, to meet the wants of tbe various services which administer the Indian government. It has, however, gradually lost its exclusively Indian character, especially since the transfer of our Eastern Empire to the Queen, and it has now on its rolls many officers belonging to the home forces. The club numbers upwards of 1700 members, of whom generally about 800 are in England. The new building has been designed to accommodate over 1000 members. The works were executed by Messrs. George Myers and Sons, of Belvedere-road, Lambeth; and the furniture was supplied by Messrs. Holland and Sons, of Mount-street.” — the 1866 Illustrated London News

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Hatton, Joseph. Clubland London and Provincial. London: J. S. Vertie, 1890. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library. Web. 29 February 2012.

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