Indianapolis Social Clubs

Indianapolis Social Clubs
Author: Jim Hillman
Language English
Pages: 128
ISBN10: 0738561207
Genre: Uncategorized
Series Images of America: Indiana
Goodreads Rating: 4.00
ISBN13: 9780738561202
Published: April 13th 2009 by Arcadia Publishing

More than banquet halls, golf courses, and swimming pools, social clubs were a haven for businessmen, politicians, and community leaders, offering respite from public scrutiny. Defining Indianapolis, the clubs were stoic agents of power and segregation, providing clear historical snapshots of Hoosier pomp and circumstance. The clubs did more than produce Olympic swimmers, world-class golfers, and tennis professionals; they were Indianapolis's multigenerational playgrounds. There were the politics and business dealings at the Columbia Club and the Indianapolis Athletic Club, the golfing, tennis, and formality of Woodstock, Meridian Hills, and other country clubs, and the family fun in the sun at Riviera, Devon, and Olympia. These organizations offered more than magical summers with family and friends; they were the places to be seen.