We’re proud to be a part of Detroit’s fiber and we’re confident you will be too.
A club steeped in a rich history of culture, iconic membership, and service excellence has arrived in the 21st century. Meticulous restoration and renovations have launched The Detroit Club to its position as the city’s premier social club.
You’ll feel at home whether you are tenured member or a first-time visitor.
The Detroit Club - 1903 - Source
The Detroit Club was formed on October 11, 1882, when lawyer Samuel Douglas and Banker James T. Campbell decided to rent a small house on Lafayette Street.
The principle behind the club was to create a space where businessmen could come to fraternize and talk with one another about business. The founding membership of the Detroit Club consisted of ten local businessmen, including both Douglas and Campbell.
Shortly after opening the club on Lafayette, the private social club recruited one hundred additional businessmen to join, including the founder of the Michigan Telephone Company, Hugh McMillan, and a former Michigan Governor, Russell A. Alger.
Quickly outgrowing its current clubhouse on Lafayette, the members enlisted architect Wilson Eyre to construct their new clubhouse, which would later become one of Detroit's most iconic buildings. The clubs new ‘Romanesque Revival’ styled building seated at the corner of Cass and Fort Avenues which was completed in 1891.