The University Club of Indianapolis

Our Story

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.

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the University Club of Indianapolis. We invite your interest in our distinctive and historic Club. Our chef offers members and guests lunch each weekday and there are special events and dinners each month. Our downtown location at the corner of North Delaware and 10th streets, with ample private parking, provides a nice amenity. The Clubhouse includes a living room with fireplace, several dining rooms, outdoor terrace, and squash courts. For membership information, please contact General Manager Lindsey Clark at or by phone at 317-638-3571.
Sincerely, Duane E. Johnson President

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970 N. Delaware Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

Park in the lot south of the club.
Lunch Served Monday through Friday, 11:30 am - 2 pm
Evenings and weekends available for private events.
Please contact General Manager Lindsey Clark

For reservations (317) 638-3571