The Hollywood Inn was first established in Yonkers in 1893 as a club for workingmen by the Reverend James E. Freeman, an Episcopal minister, and businessman-philanthropist William F. Cochran. Although the club started modestly, it became so popular that much larger quarters were needed within the first few years. William Cochran offered to build a clubhouse, if operating expenses could be raised. The board of trustees quickly agreed to raise the operating expenses, and in 1896 ground was broken at South Broadway and Hudson Street for a new headquarters. Completed in 1897, it boasted meeting halls, classrooms, reading and game rooms, lunch rooms and a gymnasium. As you can see from the brochure and postcard, the building was spectacular. In 1931 the club was dissolved because of debt, and the clubhouse was torn down.