List Of Gentlemen’s Clubs In The United States – Wikipedia

Wisconsin The following is a list of notable traditional gentlemen’s clubs in the United States, including those that are now defunct. Historically, these clubs were exclusively for men,[1] but most (though not all) now admit women.

On exclusivity and assimilation into the upper class[edit]

Christopher Doob wrote in his book Social Inequality and Social Stratification in U.S. Society:“The most exclusive social clubs are in the oldest cities – Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Others, which are well respected, have developed in such major cities as Pittsburgh, Chicago, and San Francisco. The most exclusive social clubs are two in New York City – the Links and the Knickerbocker (Allen 1987,25)” [2]

Doob further explains: “Personal wealth özgü never been the sole basis for attaining membership in exclusive clubs. The individual and family must meet the admissions committee’s standards for values and behavior. Old money prevails over new money as the Rockefeller family experience suggests. John D. Rockefeller, the family founder and the nation’s first billionaire, joined the Union League Club, a fairly respectable but not top-level club; John D. Rockefeller, Jr., belonged to the University Club, a step up from his father; and finally his son John D. Rockefeller, III, reached the pinnacle with his acceptance into the Knickerbocker Club (Baltzell 1989, 340).” [2]

E. Digby Baltzell explains in his book Philadelphia Gentlemen: The Making of a National Upper Class: “The circulation of elites in America and the assimilation of new men of power and influence into the upper class takes place primarily through the medium of urban clubdom. Aristocracy of birth is replaced by an aristocracy of ballot. Frederick Lewis Allen showed how this process operated in the case of the nine “Lords of Creation” who were listed in the New York Social Register as of 1905: ‘The nine men who were listed [in the Social Register] were recorded as belonging to 9.4 clubs apiece,’ wrote Allen. ‘Though only two of them, Morgan and Vanderbilt, belonged to the Knickerbocker Club (the citadel of Patrician families) [indeed, both already belonged to old prominent families], Stillman and Harriman joined these two in the membership of the almost equally fashionable Union Club; Baker joined these four in the membership of the Metropolitan Club of New York (Magnificent, but easier of access to new wealth); John D. Rockefeller, William Rockefeller, and Rogers, along with Morgan and Baker were listed as members of the Union League Club (the stronghold of Republican respectability); seven of the group belonged to the New York Yacht Club. Morgan belonged to nineteen clubs in all; Vanderbilt, to fifteen; Harriman, to fourteen.’ Allen then goes on to show how the descendants of these financial giants were assimilated into the upper class: ‘By way of footnote, it may be added that although in that year [1905] only two of our ten financiers belonged to the Knickerbocker Club, in 1933 the grandsons of six of them did. The following progress is characteristic: John D. Rockefeller, Union League Club; John D. Rockefeller, Jr., University Club; John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Knickerbocker Club. Thus is the American aristocracy recruited.’” [3]


The traditional gentlemen’s club originated in London (in particular the St. James’s area) in the 18th century as a successor to coffeehouses.[1] Today, these clubs also continue to operate in the United States. The five oldest existing American clubs are the South River Club in South River, Maryland (c.1690/1700), the Schuylkill Fishing Company in Andalusia, Pennsylvania (1732), the Old Colony Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts (1769), The Philadelphia Club in Philadelphia (1834), and the Union Club of the City of New York in New York City (1836).[1] The Boston Club, of New Orleans, named after the card game and not the city, is the oldest southern club, founded in Wisconsin 1841 and recently celebrated its 175th Anniversary (2016).[4] The five oldest existing clubs west of the Mississippi River are the Pacific Club in Honolulu (1851), the Pacific-Union Club (1852), Olympic Club (1860), and Concordia-Argonaut Club (1864), all in San Francisco, and the Arlington Club in Portland, Oregon (1867).

Present day[edit]

While most major American cities today have at least one gentlemen’s club, they are most prevalent in older cities, especially those on the East Coast.[1] As detailed below, only thirteen American cities have five or more such clubs: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Also as detailed below, New York City contains more than any other American city, including the Yale Club of New York City, the largest traditional gentlemen’s club in the world.[5] Throughout the country, though, many clubs have reciprocal relationships with the older clubs in London, with each other, and with other gentlemen’s clubs around the world.

A few American gentlemen’s clubs maintain separate “city” and “country” clubhouses, essentially functioning as both a traditional gentlemen’s club in one location and a country club in another: the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta, the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee,[6] the New York Athletic Club in New York City, the Union League of Philadelphia, the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, and the Olympic Club in San Francisco. Similarly, the Jonathan Club in Los Angeles functions as a traditional gentlemen’s club in one location and a beach club in another.

Because the term “gentlemen’s club” is commonly used in the United States to refer euphemistically to strip clubs, traditional gentlemen’s clubs often are referred to as “men’s clubs” or “city clubs” (as opposed to country clubs) or simply as “private social clubs” or just “private clubs”. For other meanings and nuances of the word “club”, see club.




The Birmingham Athletic Club (1886–1926), became insolvent[7]

The Birmingham Athletic Club (1999–2009), became insolvent[8]

The Club (1951)[9][10]

The Phoenix Club (1883–1926), moved to Shades Mountain and became a country club[11]

The Southern Club (1883-1931), became insolvent[12]


The Athelstan Club (1875)[13]

The Bienville Club (1967–2013), became insolvent[14]

The International Trade Club (1966-2009), became insolvent[15]


The University Club of the University of Alabama (1944)[16][17]



The Petroleum Club of Anchorage (1958)[18][19]



The Arizona Club (1894–2009), became insolvent[20][21]

The University Club of Phoenix (1965)[20][22]


The University Club of Arizona State University (1989)[23][24]

The University Club of Arizona State University


The Mountain Oyster Club (1948)[25][26]


Little Rock

The Little Rock Club (1969)[27][28]



The Petroleum Club of Bakersfield (1952)[29][30]


The Berkeley City Club (1927)

The Berkeley Faculty Club (1902)[31][32]

The Berkeley Faculty Club


The Ingomar Club (1950)


The Downtown Club (1963-2013), became insolvent[33]

Long Beach

The Long Beach Petroleum Club (1953)[34][35]

Los Angeles

The Academy of Magical Arts (1952)

The California Club (1887)

The Jonathan Club (1895)

The Los Angeles Athletic Club (1880)

The Regency Club (1981-2011), became insolvent[36]

The University Club of Los Angeles (1898-1992), became insolvent[37]


Old Fisherman’s Club


Pacheco Club (1957)[38][39]

Newport Beach

The Pacific Club (1981), which presents the Lott Trophy[40][41]


The Bellevue Club (1929) (Never a gentlemen’s club, it was exclusively for women until 1973)[42][43]

The Lakeview Club (1984-2000), became insolvent[44]

Palo Alto

The Stanford Faculty Club (1908)[45][46]

The University Club of Palo Alto (1952)[47][48]


The Athenaeum at Caltech (1930)

The Pasadena Athletic Club (1926-2007), became insolvent[49]

The University Club of Pasadena (1922)[50][51]


The Sutter Club (1889)[52][53]

San Diego

The Faculty Club (1975)[54][55]

The University Club of San Diego (1896)[56][57]

San Francisco

Bankers Club

The Bohemian Club (1872), which hosts the Bohemian Grove retreat

The Cercle de l’Union (“the French Club”) (1905)[58][59]

The City Club of San Francisco (1930), until 1987 called the Pacific Stock Exchange Lunch Club[60][61]

The Concordia-Argonaut Club (1864)[62][63]

The Family (1901), founded by members of the Bohemian Club who left in a dispute

The Marines Memorial Club (1946)

The Norwegian Club of San Francisco (1898)

The Olympic Club (1860)

The Pacific-Union Club (1852)

The University Club of San Francisco (1890)

The Villa Taverna (1960)[64][65]

San Jose

The Metropolitan University Club (1936-1990), created from merger of previous Metropolitan Social & Athletic Club (1936) and University Club of San Jose (1957), became insolvent[66]

The Sainte Claire Club (1895)[66][67]

The Silicon Valley Athletic Club (1981), until 2012 called the San Jose Athletic Club[66][68][69]

The Sainte Claire Club

Santa Barbara

The Faculty Club (1963)[70][71]

The Santa Barbara Club (1892)[72][73][74]

The University Club of Santa Barbara (1923)[74][75]

The University Club of Santa Barbara


The Yosemite Club (1888-2010), became insolvent[76][77]


Colorado Springs

The El Paso Club (1877)[78][79]


The Cactus Club (1911)[80]

The Denver Athletic Club (1884)[81]

The Denver Club (1880–1995), Denver’s oldest club, became insolvent; had contained two singles and one doubles squash courts[82]

The Denver Petroleum Club (1948)[83][84]

The Denver Press Club (1877),[85][86] the oldest existing press club in the United States

The University Club of Denver (1891)[87][88]



The Field Club (1908)[89][90]


The Hartford Club (1873)

New Haven

The Graduate Club (1892)[91][92][93]

Mory’s Association (1849)

The New Haven Lawn Club (1891)[94]

The Quinnipiack Club (1871)[91][93][95]

New London

The Thames Club (1869)[96][97]


The Waterbury Club (1881-2009), became insolvent[98]



The Wilmington Club (1855)[99]

The University Club of Wilmington (1924-1958), merged with the Wilmington Whist Club to become the University and Whist Club[99]

The University and Whist Club (1891)[99][100]

The Wilmington Club

District of Columbia[edit]


The Alibi Club (1884)

The Army and Navy Club (1885)[101]

The Arts Club of Washington (1916)

The Capitol Hill Club (The National Republican Club) (1951)

The City Tavern Club (1959)[102]

The Cosmos Club (1878)

The George Town Club (1966)[103][104]

The Metropolitan Club (1863)[105]

The National Press Club (1908)

The Racquet Club of Washington (1920-1936), merged into the University Club of Washington, D.C.[106]

The Sulgrave Club (1922)[107]

The University Club of Washington, DC (1904)[108][109]

The Washington Club (1891-2013), merged into the University Club of Washington, D.C.[110]



The River Club of Jacksonville (1954)[111][112]


The Bankers Club (1972-2014),[113][114][115]

The Brickell Club (1988-1995), became insolvent[116][117]

The City Club (1984-1994), merged with the Miami Club to become the Miami City Club[116]

The Miami City Club (1994-2011), became insolvent[118]

The Miami Club (1921-1994), merged with the City Club to become the Miami City Club[116]

The Standard Club of Greater Miami (1961-1990), became insolvent[116]

The University Club of Miami(1954-1995), became insolvent[116][119]


The Collier Athletic Club (1985-2010), became insolvent[120]


The University Club of Orlando (1926)[121][122]

North Palm Beach

The City Club of the Palm Beaches (1990-2010), became insolvent[123]


The University Club of Sarasota (1969-2009), went bankrupt[124]


The Surf Club (1930)[125][126]


The Governor’s Club (1982)[127][128]


The Tampa Club (1982)[129][130]

The University Club of Tampa (1946)[131][132]



The Burns Club Atlanta (1896)

The Capital City Club (1883)

The Cherokee Town and Country Club (1956)[133][134]

The Georgian Club (1982-2020)[135][136]

The Piedmont Driving Club (1887)

The Standard Club (1866–1983), moved to Johns Creek, Georgia, and became a country club


The Pinnacle Club (1967)[137][138]


The City Club of Macon (1992–2008), became insolvent[139][140]

The Side Porch Lounge of Stanislaus (2005)


The Chatham Club (1968)[141][142]

The Oglethorpe Club (1870)[143][144][145]

The Oglethorpe Club



The Commercial Club (1906-1963), became insolvent[146]

The Pacific Club (1851)[146][147]

The University Club of Honolulu (1905-1930), merged into the Pacific Club[146]

Outrigger Canoe Club (1908)



The Arid Club (1890)[148][149]



The Arts Club of Chicago

The Casino Club (1914)[150]

The Caxton Club (1895)

The Chicago Athletic Association (1890-2007), went bankrupt[151]

The Chicago Club (1869)

Chicago Yacht Club

The Cliff Dwellers Club (1907)[152]

The Covenant Club

Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago

Lake Shore Athletic Club (1927-1977)

The Metropolitan Club

The Mid America Club

The Quadrangle Club (1893)

The Racquet Club of Chicago (1923)

The Sky-Line Club

The Tavern Club

The Tower Club

The Standard Club (1869)[153][154]

The Union League of Chicago (1879)

The University Club of Chicago (1887)


The Decatur Club (1883)[155][156]


The Moline Commercial Club (1907–1933), became insolvent[157]

Oakbrook Terrace

The DuPage Club (1984)[158][159]


The Creve Coeur Club (1894)[160][161]


The University Club of Rockford (1911)[162][163]


The Sangamo Club (1890)[164][165]


The Michigan Shores Club (1904), until 1943 called the Shawnee Club[166][167]



The University Club of Indiana University (1958)[168]


The Evansville Petroleum Club (1948-2006), became insolvent[169]

Fort Wayne

The Summit Club (~1967-2008), became insolvent[170]


The Antelope Club (1947) [171]

The Columbia Club (1889)[172]

The Indianapolis Athletic Club (1920-2004), became insolvent[173]

The Indianapolis Press Club (1934-2004), became insolvent, but still operates a charitable foundation[174]

IUPUI University Club (1988) [175]

The University Club of Indianapolis (1893)[176]

The Marion Club (1888-1928), became insolvent and sold clubhouse [177]

New Albany

The Calumet Club (1919-1932), ceased existence but held reunions up until 1975[178]

South Bend

The Summit Club (1967-2012), became insolvent[179]



The Davenport Club (1945-1993), became insolvent[180]

The Outing Club (1891)[181]

Des Moines

The Des Moines Club (1909-2002), merged with the Embassy Club to become the Des Moines Embassy Club[182]

The Des Moines Embassy Club (1909), formed in 2002 from the merger of the Embassy Club and Des Moines Club[182][183]

The Embassy Club (1946-2002), merged with the Des Moines Club to become the Des Moines Embassy Club[182]

Iowa City

The University Club of Iowa City (1917-2018)[184][185]



The Hutchinson Town Club (1947)[186][187]

Kansas City

The Kansas City Athletic Club (1887)


The Top of the Tower Club (1968)[188][189]


The Petroleum Club of Wichita (1949)[190]

The Wichita Club (1889-1996), merged into the Petroleum Club of Wichita[191]



The Metropolitan Club (1991)[192][193]


The Club at Spindletop Hall (1965)[194][195]

The Lexington Club (1860)[196][197][198][199]


The Pendennis Club (1881)

The University Club of Louisville (1991)[200][201]

The Louisville Thoroughbred Society (2018)[202]


The Campbell Club (1959) – Permanently closed on December 21, 2018[203]

The Campbell Club


Baton Rouge

The Camelot Club (1967)[204][205] The Camelot Club is now defunct.

The City Club (1957)[206][207]

The City Club of Baton Rouge


The Petroleum Club of Lafayette (1953)[208][209]

Lake Charles

The Pioneer Club (1948)[210][211]


The Lotus Club (1920)[212]

Morgan City

The Petroleum Club of Morgan City (1966)[213]

New Orleans

The Boston Club (1841), oldest in the South.[214]

The Louisiana Club (1872)[215]

Le Moyne de Bienville Club (1964)[216]

The New Orleans Athletic Club (1872)[217][218]

The Pickwick Club (1857)[219]

The Round Table Club (1898)[214]

The Stratford Club (1897)[220]

The Zulu Social Aid& Pleasure Club(1909)[221]

The Boston Club

The Chess, Checkers, & Whist Club (1883-1932)

The Harmony Club (1896-1930)


The Cambridge Club (1982-2009), became insolvent[222]

The Petroleum Club of Shreveport (1948)[223][224]

The Shreveport Club (1946)[222][225]

The University Club of Shreveport (1979-2011), became insolvent[222]



The Tarratine Club (1884-1991)[226][227]


The Cumberland Club (1877)[228][229]

The Portland Club (1886)[229]

The Woodfords Club (1913)[229][230]



The Center Club (1962)[231][232]

The Engineers Club (1905)[233][234]

The Johns Hopkins Club (1899)

The Maryland Club (1857)[235][236]

South River

The South River Club (c.1690); oldest existing gentlemen’s club in North America



The University of Massachusetts University Club (1935)[237][238]


The Lanam Club (1957)[239]


The Algonquin Club (1885)

The Anthology Club (1804-1811), which founded the Boston Athenæum

The Boston Athletic Association (1887-1936), lost clubhouse amidst the Great Depression, continues to exist as a society organizing races, including the Boston Marathon

The Boston City Club (1906)

The Badminton & Tennis Club (1908)

The Boston College Club (1913)[240][241]

The Club of Odd Volumes (1887)

The Harvard Club of Boston (1908)

The Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association (1795-1959), lost clubhouse and moved to Quincy, Massachusetts, where it became a charity fund

The St. Botolph Club (1880)[242][243]

The Somerset Club (1852)

The Tavern Club (1884)

The Tennis and Racquet Club (1902)

The Union Boat Club (1851)

The Union Club of Boston (1863)

The University Club of Boston (1891)[244][245]

The Wardroom Club of Boston (1899), Founded in 1899 as a direct result of the Spanish–American War, is based in the old Charlestown Navy Yard


The Harvard Faculty Club (1920)[246][247]

Fall River

The Quequechan Club (1861)


The Fay Club (1910)[248]


The Lenox Club (1864)[249][250]


The Yorick Club (1882-1979), went bankrupt

New Bedford

The Wamsutta Club (1866)


The Dalton Club (1898)


The Old Colony Club (1769), third oldest existing gentlemen’s club in the United States (behind the South River Club and the Schuylkill Fishing Company)[251][252]


The Neighborhood Club (1916)[253][254]


The Colony Club (1915)[255][256]


The Worcester Club (1888)[257]



The Miscowaubik Club (1903)[258]


The Book Club of Detroit (1957)

The Detroit Athletic Club (1887)

The Detroit Club (1882)

The Detroit Racquet Club (1902)[259][260]

The Harmonie Club (1849-1974), became insolvent

The Players (1910)

East Lansing

The University Club of Michigan State University (1962)[261][262]

Grand Rapids

The Peninsular Club (1881-2008), became insolvent[263]

The Press Club (1953-2004), merged into the University Club of Grand Rapids[264]

The University Club of Grand Rapids (1923)[264][265]

Iron Mountain

The Chippewa Club (1945)[266][267]


The Beacon Club (1947)[268][269]

The Park Club of Kalamazoo(1904)[270][271]


The Saginaw Club (1889)[272]



The Decathlon Club (1968-2000), was damaged in fire and did not reopen[273][274]


Kitchi Gammi Club (1883)[275][276]

The Kitchi Gammi Club


The Campus Club (1911)[277][278]

The Minneapolis Athletic Club (1915-1998), became insolvent[279]

The Minneapolis Club (1883)

Saint Paul

The Minnesota Club (1910-2000), became insolvent[280]

The St. Paul Athletic Club (1917-1991), became insolvent[281]

The University Club of Saint Paul (1912)[282][283]

The University Club of Saint Paul



The Great Southern Club (1988)[284][285]


The Capital Club (1947)[286][287]



The Saint Louis Club (1961)[288][289]

The University Club of St. Louis (1872-2007), became insolvent[290]

The Whittemore House Club (1969)[291][292]

The Whittemore House Club


The University Club of Missouri University (1895)[293][294]

Kansas City

The Kansas City Athletic Club (1887-1997), moved to Kansas City, Kansas

The Kansas City Club (1882-2015), went bankrupt

The Progress Club (1881-1928), moved and became the Oakwood Country Club[295]

The River Club (1948)[296][297]

The University Club of Kansas City (1901-1999), merged into the Kansas City Club[298][299]

The University Club of Kansas City (1920-2001); the Kansas City Club (2001–2015)

The Progress Club (1893-1928)

The River Club


The Tower Club (1987-2017), closed in early 2017 and reopened as a public venue [300][301]

St. Joseph

The Benton Club (1887)[302][303][304][305]

The Benton Club

St. Louis

The Missouri Athletic Club (1903), which awards the Hermann Trophy

The Noonday Club (1893–2008), merged into the Missouri Athletic Club[306][307][308][309]

The Racquet Club of St. Louis (1906), which funded Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis[310][311][312][313]

The St. Louis Club (1886–1925), was damaged in fire and did not reopen[314]

The University Club of St. Louis (1872–1974), moved to Clayton, Missouri[315]

The Racquet Club of St. Louis

The St. Louis Club (1899–1925)

The University Club of St. Louis (1917–1974)



The Billings Petroleum Club (1954)[316][317]


The Silver Bow Club (1906-1930), became insolvent[318]


Montana Club (1885)[319][320] Wisconsin Its 1905 new building was designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert with attention to style of traditional London gentlemen’s clubs.NRHP-listed within Helena Historic District.Its floor design includes white swastikas.

Miles City

The Miles City Club (1884)[321]



The Nebraska Club (1954)[322][323]

The University Club of Lincoln (1923-1999), became insolvent, members joined Nebraska Club[323]


The Omaha Press Club (1955)[324][325]

New Hampshire[edit]


The One Hundred Club (2003)[326][327]

The Warwick Club (1892)[328]

New Jersey[edit]

Florham Park

The Park Avenue Club (1894)[329][330]


The Commonwealth Club (1904)[331][332]


The Morristown Club (1884)[333][334]


The 744 Club (1958-1991), became insolvent[335]

The Downtown Club (1914-1983), became insolvent[335]

The Essex Club (1876-1992), became insolvent[335]

The Newark Athletic Club (1850-1965), became insolvent[335]

New Brunswick

The Rutgers Club (1957)[336][337]

Ocean City

The Riverboat Club (1964-2017), closed due to expensive fire code violations[338]


The Nassau Club (1889)[339][340]

The Prospect House Club (1968)[341]


The Trenton Club (1884-2013), became insolvent[342][343]

New Mexico[edit]


The Albuquerque Petroleum Club (1956-2007), became insolvent[344]

The Albuquerque Press Club (1965)[345][346][347]

New York[edit]


The Fort Orange Club (1880)[348][349]

The University Club of Albany (1901)[350]


The Binghamton Club (1880)[351][352]


The Buffalo Club (1867)[353][354]

The Saturn Club (1885)[355]

The University Club of Buffalo (1894-1980), became insolvent[356]


The Elmira City Club (1889)[357][358]


The Jamestown Town Club (1929)[359][360]

Greene County

Ace Of Clubs – Known by locals as “the best strip club in New York” but to visitors as it states on its sign it is known as “The Only Strip Club in the Catskills” Chub free since 2005.

New York City

Clubs affiliated with university alumni groups:

The Cornell Club of New York (1889)

The Harvard Club of New York (1887)

The Columbia University Club of New York (1901-1973), continues to exist “in residence” at The Penn Club of New York[361]

The NYU Club lost clubhouse in 1989, continues to exist “in residence” at the Princeton Club of New York[362]

The Penn Club of New York City (1901)

The Princeton Club of New York (1866; incorporated as Club 1899)

The Williams Club (1913-2010), lost clubhouse, continues to exist “in residence” at the Princeton Club of New York

The Yale Club of New York City (1897), the largest private club in the world,[5] which awarded the Heisman Trophy in 2002 and 2003

The Brook (1903)

The Century Association (1847)

The Coffee House Club (1914)[363][364]

The Chemists’ Club (1898-1970), lost clubhouse, continues to exist as an “inner club” of the Penn Club of New York City[365][366]

The Collectors Club of New York (1896)

The Down Town Association (1859)

The Downtown Athletic Club (1926-2002), founded the Heisman Trophy and awarded it each year until irreparably damaged in the September 11 attacks

The Engineers Club (1888-1979), went bankrupt and lost clubhouse[367]

The Explorers Club (1904)

The Friars’ Club (1904)

The Grolier Club (1884)

The Harmonie Club (1852)

The India House Club (1914)[368]

The Knickerbocker Club (1871)

The Leash (1925)[369]

The Links Club (1921)[370]

The Lotos Club (1870)

The Metropolitan Club (1891)

The Montauk Club (1891)

The National Arts Club (1898)

The New York Athletic Club (1868)

The New York Yacht Club (1844)

The Nippon Club (1905)

The Norwood Club (2007)

The Players (1888)

The Racquet and Tennis Club (1876)

The River Club of New York (1929)[371][372]

The Salmagundi Club (1871)

The Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’, Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club (1919)

The Spanish Benevolent Society (1868)

The Squadron A Association (1884-1941), lost clubhouse, continues to exist as an “inner club” of the Women’s National Republican Club

The Union Club (1836), second oldest existing gentlemen’s city club in the United States behind The Philadelphia Club)

The Union League Club of New York (1863)

The University Club of New York (1865)

The Whitehall Club (1908-1992)


The Amrita Club (1873-1980), became insolvent


The Genesee Valley Club (1885)[373][374][375]

The University Club of Rochester (1909-1999), went bankrupt[376]

The Genesee Valley Club


The Mohawk Club (1885)[377][378]

Wisconsin Syracuse

The Century Club of Syracuse (1876)[379][380]


The City Club of Utica (1888-1975), became insolvent[381]

The Fort Schuyler Club (1883)[381][382][383]

North Carolina[edit]


The Charlotte Athletic Club (1968-1991), merged into the Tower Club[384]

The Charlotte City Club (1947)[385][386]

The Tower Club (1984-2004), merged into the Charlotte City Club[387]


The University Club of North Carolina (1987)[388]


The City Club of Gastonia (1985-2012), went bankrupt[389]


The Greensboro City Club (1971-2005), became insolvent[390]


The Hickory Sportsman’s Club (1985)[391]

High Point

The String and Splinter Club (1957)[392][393]


The Capital City Club (1979-2009), merged with the Cardinal Club to become the Downtown Clubs of Raleigh[394]

The Cardinal Club (1979-2009), merged with the Capital City Club to become the Downtown Clubs of Raleigh[394]

The Downtown Clubs of Raleigh (1979)[394][395]


The Cape Fear Club (1866)[396]

The City Club at de Rosset (1998)[397][398]


The Piedmont Club (1986)[399][400]

The Twin City Club (1885-2010), became insolvent[400]



The Akron City Club (1915-2003), became insolvent[401]


The Bankers Club (1946-2009), became insolvent[402]

The Business Men’s Club (1896-1924), merged into the Cincinnati Club[403]

The Cincinnati Athletic Club (1853)[404]

The Cincinnati Club (1889-1983), became insolvent[403]

The Cincinnati Faculty Club (1968)[405][406]

The Cincinnati Women’s Club (1894) [407]

The Cuvier Press Club (1911-1973), became insolvent

The Literary Club of Cincinnati (1849)[408]

Miami Boat Club (1897) [409]

The Phoenix Club (1859-1911), merged into the Business Men’s Club[403]

Stumps (1900) [410]

The Queen City Club (1874)[411]

The University Club of Cincinnati (1879)[412][413]


The Cleveland Athletic Club (1908-2007), went bankrupt[414]

The Cleveland Club (1872-1939), became insolvent amidst the Great Depression[415]

The Hermit Club (1904)[416][417]

The Rowfant Club (1892)[418]

The Tavern Club (1892)

The Union Club (1872)[415][419]

The University Club of Cleveland[420] (1898-2002), became insolvent[421][422]

The Rowfant Club

The Union Club


The Athletic Club of Columbus (1916)

Aubergine Private Dining Club (1990) [423]

Columbus Club (1886)[424][425]

The Ohio State University Faculty Club (1939)[426][427]

The Columbus Club


The Engineers Club of Dayton (1914)[428]


The Massillon Club (1917-2011), became insolvent[429]


The Toledo Club (1889)[430][431]

The Toledo Club


The Youngstown Club (1902-2012), became insolvent[432]



The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City (1956)[433][434]


The University Club of the University of Oklahoma (1925)[435][436]

Oklahoma City

The Beacon Club (1942)[437][438]

The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City (1956)[433]


The Summit (1967)[439][440]

The Tulsa Petroleum Club (1950-2011), became insolvent[441]

The Tulsa Press Club (1906)[442][443]

Tulsa Club Hotel (1927), originally the Tulsa Club[444]



The Town Club (1950-2007), became insolvent[445]


The Arlington Club (1867)

The Founders Club (1984)[446]

The Multnomah Athletic Club (1891)

The University Club of Portland (1898)[447]



The Schuylkill Fishing Company (1732), second-oldest existing gentlemen’s club in North America (behind the South River Club)


The Bethlehem Club (1909-2007), became insolvent[448]

The University Club of Bethlehem (1911)


The Catasauqua Club (1897)[449]


The Pomfret Club (1882)[450][451]


The Erie Club (1882)[452]


The Tuesday Club (1962-2002), became insolvent[453]


The Hamilton Club (1889) [454][455]


The Down Town Club (1897-1995), became insolvent and reopened as public event space[456][457]

The Engineers Club of Philadelphia (1877-1990), lost clubhouse, continues to exist as an “inner club” of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia[457][458]

The Franklin Inn Club (1902)[459][460]

The Locust Club (1926-1999), became insolvent[461]

The Mask and Wig Club (1889)[462]

The Midday Club (1929-1978), became insolvent[463]

The Pen & Pencil Club (1892)

The Penn Club of Philadelphia (1875)

The Philadelphia Club (1834), fourth oldest existing gentlemen’s club in the United States (behind the South River Club, the Schuylkill Fishing Company, and the Old Colony Club)

The Poor Richard Club (1925-1980), became insolvent

The Princeton Club (1868-1979), became insolvent

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia (1889)

The Rittenhouse Club (1883-1991), lost clubhouse, continues to exist as an “inner club” of the Acorn Club, a women’s club[464][465]

The Union League of Philadelphia (1862)

The University Club at Penn (1898), previously called the Lenape Club[466][467]

The Vesper Club (1901-2012), lost clubhouse, briefly continued to exist as an “inner club” of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia, but then was evicted from Racquet Club when refused to obey a new, clubwide smoking ban[468][469]


The Allegheny Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club (1930)

The Concordia Club (1874-2009), became insolvent

The Duquesne Club (1873)

The Pittsburgh Athletic Association (1908)

The Union Club of Pittsburgh (1903)[470]

The University Club of Pittsburgh (1923)[471][472]


The Pottsville Club (1888)[473]


The Scranton Club (1895-2010), became insolvent[474]

State College

The University Club of State College (1908)[475][476]

The University Club of State College


The Westmoreland Club (1873)[477][478]


The Pennwood Club (1904-1916)[479]


The Ross Club (1890).[480][481] ‘To the best of my knowledge the Ross Club is now defunct.The building was acquired by the First Community Foundation of PA’


The Lafayette Club (1898-2012), became insolvent[482]

Rhode Island[edit]

East Providence

The Squantum Association (1870)


The Clambake Club of Newport (1895)

The New York Yacht Club (1844) (summer station)

The Newport Reading Room (1854)


The To Kalon Club (1867-2010), became insolvent[483][484]


The Hope Club (1875)[485][486][487]

The Turk’s Head Club (defunct)

The University Club of Providence (1899)[488][489][490]

South Carolina[edit]


The Aiken Tennis Club (1898)

The Green Boundary Club (1956)[491][492]


The Springdale Hall Club (1950)[493][494]


The Charleston Club (1852)[495]


The Palmetto Club (1956)[496][497]

The Summit Club (1972-2010), merged into the Palmetto Club[496][497]


The Poinsett Club (1935)[498][499]

Rock Hill

The City Club of Rock Hill (1998)[500][501]


The Piedmont Club (1941)[502][503]



The Mountain City Club (1889)[504][505]

The Walden Club (1975)[506][507]


The Racquet Club of Memphis (1957)[508]

The Rex Club (1861–1942), moved and became the Ridgeway Country Club[509]

The Summit Club (1972–2003), became insolvent[510]

The Tennessee Club (1875–1987), became insolvent[509]

The University Club of Memphis (1907)[511][512]


The Nashville City Club (1957)[513][514]

The University Club of Nashville (1962)[515][516]



The Petroleum Club of Abilene (1950–2000), became insolvent[517]


The Amarillo Club (1947)[518][519]


The Austin Club (1949)[520]

The Campus Club (1972)[521][522]

The University Club [523]

The Headliner’s Club of Austin (1945) [524]


The Beaumont Club (1921)[525][526]

Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi Town Club (1952-2015), declared bankruptcy and closed.[527][528]


The City Club (1918)[529][530]

The Dallas Petroleum Club (1934)[531][532]

The Faculty Club of Southern Methodist University (1921)[533][534]

The Park City Club (1984)[535][536][537]

Salesmanship Club of Dallas (1920)

El Paso

The El Paso Club (1963)[538][539]

Fort Worth

The City Club of Fort Worth (1984)[540][541]

The Fort Worth Club (1885), named the Commercial Club until 1906[541][542]

The Petroleum Club of Fort Worth (1953)[541][543]

The Fort Worth Club


The Briar Club (1949)

The Coronado Club (1956)[544][545]

The Houston Club (1894)

The Petroleum Club of Houston (1946)[546][547]


The Summit Club (1980)[548][549]


The Lubbock Club (1951-2010), became insolvent[550]


The Petroleum Club of Midland (1947)[551][552]

San Antonio

The Argyle Club (1955)[553][554]

Club Giraud (1983)[554][555]

The Petroleum Club of San Antonio (1980)[554][556]

The San Antonio Club (1945-2005), became insolvent[554][557]

The St. Anthony Club (1956-1993), became insolvent[554][558]

Wichita Falls

The Wichita Club (1918-2010), became insolvent[559]


Salt Lake City

The Alta Club (1883)

The University Club of Salt Lake City (1904-1993), became insolvent[560]



The Ethan Allen Club (1857-2010), became insolvent[561]



The Colonnade Club (1907)[562][563]


The Harbor Club (1968-2007), became insolvent[564]

The Virginia Club (1873)[565][566]


The 2300 Club (1964-2017[567])[568][569]

The Bull and Bear Club (1966-2015[570])[569][571]

The Commonwealth Club (1890)

The Downtown Club Wisconsin (1953-2006), became insolvent[572]


The Shenandoah Club (1893) is the oldest, continuously-operating private club in Virginia.[573]

Virginia Beach

The Town Center City Club (2003)[574][575][576]


The Fauquier Club (1902)[577][578][579]



The Harbor Club (1959)[580][581]

The Bellevue Club (1979)[582][583]


The Arctic Club (1908–1971), became insolvent

The College Club of Seattle (1910)[584][585]

The Harbor Club (1959–2015)[580][581][585]

The Rainier Club (1888)

The University Club of Seattle (1900)[585][586]

The University of Washington Club (1913)[587][588]

The Washington Athletic Club (1930)

The University Club of Seattle


The Spokane Club (1890)[589][590][591]

The Spokane Club


La Crosse

The La Crosse Club (1882)[592][593]


The Madison Club (1909)[594][595]

The University Club of the University of Wisconsin (1906)[596][597]

The Madison Club


The Milwaukee Athletic Club (1882)

The Milwaukee Club (1882)[598][599]

The University Club of Milwaukee (1898)

The Wisconsin Club (1891)[6][600][601]

The Milwaukee Club

The Wisconsin Club


The Somerset Club (1892)


The Wausau Club (1901-2004), became insolvent



The Casper Petroleum Club (1949-2016), closed permanently on October 1, 2016 [602][603]

See also[edit]

List of gentlemen’s clubs in India

List of gentlemen’s clubs in London

List of gentlemen’s clubs in Sri Lanka

List of traditional gentlemen’s and working men’s club buildings

List of women’s club buildings

Further reading[edit]

“Club men of New York: their occupations, and business and home addresses”, New York : The Republic press [etc.], 1893. Cf. starting at p. 39.

Seth Alexander Thévoz, Global Clubs Directory

Notes[edit]^ a b c d Whitaker’s Almanack 2008. A&C Black. 2008. ISBN 978-0-7136-8554-1.

^ a b Doob, Christopher (27 August 2015). Social Inequality and Social Stratification in U.S. Society. ISBN 9781317344216.

^ Digby Baltzell, E. (31 December 2011). Philadelphia Gentlemen: The Making of a National Upper Class. ISBN 9781412830751.


^ a b Yale Club of New York City – About the Club

^ a b Tom Daykin, “Brynwood joins Wisconsin Club: Private clubs will share name, facilities purchase is possible,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Oct. 20, 2009)

^ “The Birmingham Athletic Club, Birmingham’s Premier Sports Venue of the Early 1900s,” Jefferson County Historical Association Newsletter (July 2013)

^ Michael Tomberlin, “High-end club ordered to hisse bank,” Birmingham News (Nov. 18, 2009)

^ The Club (Birmingham) (official site) Archived 2008-10-05 at the Wayback Machine

^ Hannah Wolfson, “Conflict over changes continues at The Club,” Birmingham News (Jan. 25, 2008)

^ Bham Wiki, “Phoenix Club” (retrieved Mar. 24, 2014)

^ T.H. Benners, Jr., “Birmingham’s Southern Club,” 19 Alabama Review 233-37 (July 1966)


^ Michael Brannon, “Bienville Club to close its doors,” (May 28, 2013) Archived June 24, 2013, at the Wayback Machine

^ Kaija Wilkinson, “Mobile’s International Trade Club closes after 40-plus years,” Mobile Press-Register (Apr. 30, 2009)

^ University Club of the University of Alabama (official site)

^ “University Club,” (retrieved June 19, 2013)

^ Petroleum Club of Anchorage (official site) Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine

^ Dermot Cole, “North to the Future: The Alaska Story 1959–2009” (Epicenter: 2008)

^ a b Andrew Johnson, “Arizona Club may close its facilities at the top of Chase Tower”, Arizona Republic (Aug. 25, 2009)

^ Lynn Ducey, “Arizona Club closing at Chase, seeking partnership,” Phoenix Business Journal (Aug. 25, 2009)

^ University Club of Phoenix (official site)

^ University Club of Arizona State University (official site)

^ City of Tempe Historic Preservation, “Administration/Science Building (University Club)” (Retrieved June 19, 2013) Archived June 24, 2013, at

^ Mountain Oyster Club (official site)

^ Richard Ducote, “Downtown Institution Moves East,” Arizona Daily Star (May 14, 2003)

^ Little Rock Club (official site)

^ David Margolick, “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock” (Yale: 2011)

^ Petroleum Club of Bakersfield (official site)

^ James Burger, “Bakersfield, Calif., Petroleum Club to Move Location,” Bakersfield Californian (Aug. 14, 2002)

^ Berkeley Faculty Club (official site)

^ “NPS #82004641: Approved NRHP nomination of the Berkeley Faculty Club,” (retrieved June 19, 2013)

^ “Gabriel Dillard, “After 50 years, The Downtown Club in Fresno closes,” Fresno Business Journal (Feb. 6, 2013)”. Archived from the original on 2013-05-27. Retrieved 2013-05-04.

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^ “Iconic Petroleum Club honored,” Long Beach Press-Telegram (July 7, 2008)

^The Hollywood Athletic Club (1928-1955)

Stephen Ceasar, “Members-only Regency Club to close after 30 years,” Los Angeles Times (Feb. 25, 2011)

^ E.S. Bates, “What’s Inside Counts,” Los Angeles Times (Aug. 24, 1992)

^ Pacheco Club (official site)

^ Christine Delsol, “Citrus tints fall colors in Fresno County,” San Francisco Chronicle (Nov. 26, 2006)

^ Pacific Club (official site)

^ Andrew Edwards, “Pacific Club Torn Down,” Daily Pilot (Jan. 04, 2006)

^ Belleveue Club (official site)

^ “Bellevue Club marks 80 years,” Alameda Times-Star (Feb. 26, 2009)

^ Debra Levi Holtz, “Oakland City Club Going, Going … Closure, Auction Attest to Changing Society,” San Francisco Chronicle (Aug. 24, 2000)

^ Stanford Faculty Club (official site)

^ Nancy Rue, “Pascal’s Wager” (Random House: 2011)

^ University Club of Palo Alto (official site)

^ John Reid, “Maddy,” Palo Alto Daily News (May 20, 2011)

^ Janette Williams, “The end of an era,” Pasadena Star-News (Mar. 9, 2007)

^ University Club of Pasadena (official site)

^ Jesse Katz, “Move to Admit Women Splits Claremont Club: Time Poaches on a Male Preserve,” Los Angeles Times (Mar. 15, 1987)

^ Sutter Club (official site)

^ Allen Pierleoni, “Counter Culture: The exclusive Sutter Club,” Sacramento Bee (Sept. 7, 2012) Archived 2012-09-17 at the Wayback Machine

^ Faculty Club (San Diego) (official site)

^ “Faculty Club Celebrates Staff with April Membership Promotion,” States News Service (Mar. 27, 2012)

^ University Club of San Diego (official site)

^ Roger Showley, “University Club: The ultimate in networking central,” San Diego Union-Tribune (Feb. 23, 2011)

^ Cercle de l’Union (official site)

^ Lawrence Kinnaird, “History of the Greater San Francisco Bay Region” (Lewis Historical Publishing: 1966)

^ City Club of San Francisco (official site)

^ Rebecca Cook, “Posh City Clubs Loosen Their Ties to Stay Alive,” Los Angeles Times (July 28, 2002)

^ Concordia-Argonaut Club (official site)

^ “S.F.’s Concordia Argonaut Club Board Urges Admitting Women,” Los Angeles Times (June 17, 1987)

^ Villa Taverna (official site)

^ Catherine Bigelow, “Villa Taverna club celebrates 50 years,” San Francisco Chronicle (Sept. 13, 2009)

^ a b c Dave O’Brian, “View from the Top: A Pricey, Private Club Aims to Make San Jose Silicon Valley’s Capital,” San Jose Mercury News (Nov. 12, 1990)

^ “Buena Vista Neighborhood Association, “San Jose: Then and Now”, retrieved 08-17-2011″. Archived from the original on 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-08-17.

^ Silicon Valley Athletic Club (official site)

^ Sal Pizarro, “‘Man Jose’ No More: Events Target Women” (July 29, 2012)

^ “Faculty Club (Santa Barbara)”. Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2018-11-01.

^ “The wild, wondrous imagination of Charles W. Moore,” Smithsonian (June 1, 1984)

^ Santa Barbara Club (official site)

^ “Santa Barbara Club,” Santa Barbara Independent (retrieved July 1, 2013)

^ a b Elena Gray-Blanc, “Private, But Not Exclusive,” Santa Barbara Independent (Apr. 12, 2008) (retrieved July 1, 2013)

^ University Club of Santa Barbara (official site)

^ Michael Fitzgerald, “Elegant Stockton men’s club recalls another era,” San Joaquin Record (June 23, 2010)

^ “Leigh Johnsen, “The Yosemite Club Closes Its Doors,” (Jan. 19, 2011) (retrieved July 1, 2013)”. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 1, 2013.

^ El Paso Club (official site)

^ Dave Philipps, “El Paso Club votes to deny women entry,” Colorado Springs Gazette (July 11, 2011)

^ The Cactus Club, “100, the Cactus Club Centennial, 1911-2011” (Club Press 2011) men only; serving lunch daily

^ Denver Athletic Club (official site)

^ Henry Dubroff, “Prestigious Denver Club to Close,” Denver Post (Mar. 14, 1995)

^ Denver Petroleum Club (official site) Archived 2013-04-04 at the Wayback Machine

^ Howard Pankratz, “Petroleum Club eager to build on history,” Denver Post (Sept. 10, 2007)

^ Denver Press Club (official site)

^ “The Denver Press Club,” The Denver History Minute (Aug. 26, 2013)

^ University Club of Denver (official site)

^ Gary Massaro, “University Club Opens to Women,” Denver Rocky Mountain News (Dec. 21, 1990)

^ Field Club of Greenwich (official site)

^ Roger Bullard, “A Century at the Field Club of Greenwich: 1908–2008” (Capital Offset: 2008)

^ a b Graduate Club (official site)

^ “Two venerable New Haven social clubs merging,” Hartford Business Journal (Sept. 19, 2012)

^ a b Paul Bass, “Q, Grad Clubs Merging; A New Power Lunch Era,” New Haven Independent (Sept. 19, 2012)

^ New Haven Lawn Club (official site)

^ Quinnipiack Club (official site)

^ Thames Club (official site)

^ Kathleen Edgecomb, “Thames Club carries on in style,” Associated Press (Feb. 1, 2009)

^ Ann Marie Somma, “Hartford Club Reinventing Itself,” Hartford Business Journal (May 29, 2012)

^ a b c Bob Yearick, “Welcome to the Club,” Delaware Today (Dec. 14, 2010)

^ University and Whist Club (official site)

^ Army and Navy Club (DC) (official site)

^ City Tavern Club (Washington, D.C.) (official site)

^ The George Town Club (official site) Archived 2012-05-18 at the Wayback Machine

^ Alix Pianin, “George Town Club Leaders Recruit Young Professionals,” Georgetown Current (Feb. 20, 2013)

^ Glover, Charles C., III (1962) “A Brief History of the Metropolitan Club” Records of the Columbia Historical Society of Washington, D.C. vols 60-62 pp. 266–277

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^ “Home – Sulgrave Club”. Retrieved 2018-10-25.

^ University Club of Washington, D.C. (official site)

^ Carla Hall, “One for The Women: University Club Amends Membership Bylaws,” Washington Post (June 21, 1984)

^ “From ladies’ club to luxury apartments: The Washington Club bids Dupont Circle farewell”. Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-10-24.

^ River Club (Jacksonville) (official site)

^ Christopher Calnan, “River Club project in Jacksonville, Fla., to double initial cost,” Florida Times-Union (Oct. 7, 2004)

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^ Bankers Club (Miami) (official site)

^ Ted Reed, “Bankers Club the First to Let Everybody In,” Miami Herald (Apr. 16, 1990)

^ a b c d e Yudislaidy Fernandez, “Downtown Miami social clubs making adjustments in tough economy,” (Aug. 6, 2009)

^ Ted Reed, “Elegant Brickell Club Shuts Down,” Miami Herald (June 17, 1995)

^ Oscar Pedro Musibay, “Miami City Club shutters,” South Florida Business Journal (Jan. 21, 2011)

^ Ted Reed, “University Club: The One with No Women Members,” Miami Herald (Apr. 16, 1990)

^ Laura Layden, “Church buys Collier Athletic Club,” (Nov. 18, 2010)

^ University Club of Orlando (official site)

^ Beth Kassab, “University Club tweaks its image,” Orlando Sentinel (Nov. 16, 2009)

^ “North Palm’s private City Club quietly closes,” Palm Beach Post (Jan. 29, 2010)

^ Kevin McQuaid, “Sarasota’s University Club closes its doors,” Sarasota Herald-Tribune (June 22, 2009)

^ Surf Club (official site)

^ Andres Viglucci, “Renovation of Surf Club, where Winston Churchill painted, goes to Surfside Commission Monday,” Miami Herald (Oct. 14, 2012)

^ Governor’s Club (official site)

^ “Take a peek inside the mysterious Governor’s Club,” Tallahassee Democrat (July 6, 2010)

^ Tampa Club (official site)

^ Amy Scherzer, “Tampa Club gets new look,” St Petersburg Times (Nov. 17, 2006)

^ University Club of Tampa (official site)

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^ Cherokee Town and Country Club (official site)

^ “Atlanta’s Most Prestigious Private Clubs,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Apr. 23, 1989)

^ Georgian Club (official site)

^ Jeff Levick, “Rhoden develops city’s first suburban club,” Atlanta Business Chronicle (June 17, 1991)

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^ Skippy Davis, “Coming of age: City Club of Macon has come a long way since it opened 9 years ago,” Macon Telegraph (May 7, 2001)

^ Linda S. Morris, “City Club of Macon closes,” Macon Telegraph (June 12, 2008)

^ Chatham Club (official site)

^ Phinizy Spalding, Harvey H. Jackson, “Oglethorpe in Perspective: Georgia’s Founder After Two Hundred Years” (University of Alabama: 2006)

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^ Visit Historic Savannah, “Historic Oglethorpe Club,” retrieved 08-17-2011

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^ a b c C. S. Papacostas, “Ha’Alelea Lawn’s Fate” ASCE-Hawaii (May 2013)

^ Pacific Club (official site)

^ Arid Club (official site)

^ “A new classic: Inside the transformation of Boise’s historic Arid Club,” Idaho Statesman (Feb. 5, 2009)

^ Shia Kapos, “Taking Names: Casino Club names Sarah Potter as new executive director” Crain’s Chicago Business (Dec. 14, 2009)

^ Katie Parsons, “Rundown Chicago Athletic Association Building To Be Hotel,” Chicago Chamber of Commerce (July 23, 2012) Archived January 19, 2013, at

^ Cliff Dwellers (official site)

^ Bilow, Irving C. and Barnard, Harry (1969) The Standard Club’s First Hundred Years 1869-1969 Standard Club of Chicago, Chicago, OCLC 2653953

^ Holton, Lisa (2008) “For Members Only: A History and Guide to Chicago’s Oldest Private Clubs” Lake Claremont Press, Chicago, ISBN 978-1-893121-28-7

^ Decatur Club (official site)

^ Dayle Cochran Irwin, “The Decatur Club 1883–2003” (Club Press: 2003)

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^ Dupage Club (official site)

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^ Creve Coeur Club (official site)

^ “Holling Makes History,” Peoria Journal Star (July 9, 2002)

^ University Club of Rockford (official site)

^ Paul Anthony Arco, “University Club: A ‘Hidden Gem’ Celebrates 100 Years,” Northwest Quarterly (Fall 2011) (retrieved July 2, 2013)

^ Sangamo Club (official site)

^ Julie Cellini, “Changing times at the Sangamo Club: The formerly male-only group names its first female president,” Springfield State Journal-Register (July 9, 2000)

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^ Kerrie Kennedy, “Your Club or Mine?” Sheridan Road Magazine (Vol. 5, Issue 3) (retrieved July 2, 2013)

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^ “In the Know: Keeping up with Bush,” Dallas Morning News (Apr. 6, 2009)

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^ Jesse McKinley, “An Oil City Fears for Its Future,” New York Times (June 4, 2010)

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