It began rather modestly, more than a century ago, when a small group of college alumni formed the founding charter. Their goal was a simple one. To create an environment in which excellence thrives. To develop a place where they, their guests and all future members could draw upon the sustaining values of a common educational experience.
Here, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street, at the eastern gateway to the city, they established a permanent residence for their shared ideals.
Through the generations this magnificent, 14-story structure has provided a stimulating atmosphere where members conduct business, gather socially and expand culturally.