CITY CLUB, No. 19, OLD BROAD STREET, occupies the site of the old South Sea House.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850
CITY CLUB-HOUSE, 19, Old Broad-street, occupying the site of the old South Sea House, was built in 1833, from the design of Hardwick, R.A. The style is handsome Palladian; the only sculpture is a rich festooned garland over the doorway. The Club consists of merchants, bankers, and professional men of the City.
John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867
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City of London Club, 19, Old Broad-street, E.C.—For the accommodation of merchants, bankers, and shipowners, being principals in wholesale mercantile, manufacturing, or trading establishments. Entrance fee, £31 10s., subscription, £9 8s.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879