A proposal by RAB Investments & Eaton Investments to renovate the upper floors of the Indianapolis Athletic Club into luxury condominiums was cancelled in early 2002. As part of the project, the club's athletic and meeting facilities would have been modernized and a new Indianapolis Athletic Club Hotel would have been constructed just to the west.
The last major renovation of the club facilities was in 1966 by the Charles C. Brandt Construction Company.
The club closed in September 2004, after 80 years of operations. Initial plans to maintain some of the upper-level hotel rooms and some of the club facilities were eventually put aside, instead maintaining the athletic facilities for the building's new residents.
The Indianapolis Athletic Club was the site of a major fire on February 5, 1992. Two Indianapolis firefighters and one club guest were killed.
This building was the next-to-last major clubhouse building downtown. The Indianapolis Athletic Club was traditionally a seat of Democratic political power, while the Columbia Club Building, 3 blocks south on Monument Circle, catered more to Republicans.
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