The origins of the club begin in 1888, with a contingent of Indianapolis' most distinguished residents bound by a desire to see Benjamin Harrison elected the nation's 23rd president.
The group, which called themselves the Harrison Marching Society, decided to secure a clubhouse and increased their numbers from 150 to 400. At the suggestion of Harry S. New, one of the original subscribers, the club was renamed "Columbia" after the popular patriotic synonym for the United States. With history and tradition as its birthright, The Columbia Club was formally organized on February 13, 1889.
The club's third and present home, a beautiful ten-story architectural showpiece located on Monument Circle was dedicated in October, 1925. The property was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 1983.
Now, 125 years after its founding, The Columbia Club remains one of the most preeminent clubs in the Midwest. The club remains dedicated to providing a modern experience for its members in a historic clubhouse. Members are able to come to their clubhouse to create and enhance business networks and social connections while enjoying customized benefits delivered by an attentive and service oriented staff. Through active member groups including the Harrison Society, Columbian Business Network, Columbian Veteran Association, Wine Society, Book Club, Divine Dames, and Golf League, members are able to stay involved and enhance their lives.
As The Columbia Club heads towards the next 125 years, it will continue to hold true to its rich traditions and remain one of the nation's premier city and dining clubs.