The University Club in Boston has chosen for its home the handsome house on the water side of Beacon Street near Exeter Street. The estate once belonged to General Charles A. Whittier, and is most admirably fitted for the use of the club. It is one of the largest and finest residences in the city and stands on a lot containing 8550 square feet.
The house contains forty expensively furnished rooms with beautifully carved mantels, fireplaces and staircases. The rooms on the first floor are unusually large and are so arranged that they may be thrown open into one or more large halls for special purposes.
The dining room and library at the rear of the first floor command a magnificent view of the river. The greater part of the fourth floor is devoted to a billiard room.
The club has signed the contract to buy the house and the transfer will probably take place within a week or ten days.