The University Club of Indianapolis
A Downtown Tradition since 1894.
The University Club has a deep and rich history in the city of Indianapolis. Founded in 1894, Benjamin Harrison was its first president after he had left the White House. The members first met in rooms at the new Commercial Club (later Chamber of Commerce) building downtown. In 1899, the Club purchased a 36-room mansion on the southwest corner of North Meridian and Michigan streets, but lost the property in 1934 in the Great Depression and returned to renting rooms, this time at the Indianapolis Athletic Club. In 1940, the Club purchased its current building at 970 North Delaware Street from the estate of Elizabeth C. Marmon of the motor car family. The members, now including both men and women, enjoy the beautifully appointed two-story Clubhouse.