The Women's Chess Club of New York

The Women’s Chess Club of New York

The famous Ladies’ Chess Club of London was organized at their first meeting on January 14, 1895.

 Predating that monumental event was the creation of the Women’s Chess Club of New York.

In 1893 a small group of women who were meeting at Eliza C. Foot’s apartment at 28 East 22nd st. in Manhattan to play chess decided to organize something more formal. This group, which called itself the Women’s Chess Association of America.

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