Denver Athletic Club

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Denver Athletic Club
The property in 2009.
Denver Athletic Club is located in Colorado
Denver Athletic Club
Location 1325 Glenarm Pl., Denver, Colorado
Coordinates 39°44′30″N 104°59′35″W / 39.74167°N 104.99306°W / 39.74167; -104.99306Coordinates: 39°44′30″N 104°59′35″W / 39.74167°N 104.99306°W / 39.74167; -104.99306
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
Architect Varian,E.P.; Sterner,Frederick J.
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 79000580[1]
CSRHP # 5DV.149
Added to NRHP November 14, 1979

The Denver Athletic Club, founded in 1884, is the preeminent Member owned, private athletic and social Club in Downtown Denver, Colorado, USA.

The Denver Athletic Club exists for the enrichment of its Members' lives and for the benefit of the Denver community.

  • Members enjoy a family atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship with progressive programs and services that appeal to a broad range of ages and interests.
  • Members experience a unique and convenient environment that furthers the achievement of their personal, athletic, social and business goals.
  • Members take pride in belonging to a diverse community of quality people with like interests.
  • The success of The Denver Athletic Club comes directly from Members participation in activities and governance of the Club.

The Denver Athletic Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious private clubs in the United States. Founded in 1884, the Club was established so that those "engaged in indoor pursuits might gain healthful diversion."

The club built its Romanesque Revival clubhouse in 1889, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979.[1]

A historical landmark in the heart of the city, The Denver Athletic Club is adjacent to the Denver Convention Center and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. The 16th Street Mall, 17th Street Financial District, and the Denver Pavilions are within an easy walk. While maintaining a state of-the-art athletic facility, The DAC has also become a place to meet and cultivate business relationships, dine and dance, to catch up on reading and to play cards, to relax and have fun. In recent years, the club has developed a balance of social functions and athletic pursuits for its members.

The Denver Athletic Club's 125,000 square feet of athletic facilities include the latest equipment and most advanced training methods available. Home to 6 racquetball courts, Colorado's best squash center, cardiovascular and weight training equipment, full size basketball/volleyball court, 5 group exercise studios, traversing wall, 25-meter indoor swimming pool, and 8 lane bowling alley; the facility is certainly one-of-a-kind. In addition, the club hosts another 150,000 square feet of social amenities including a grand ballroom, meeting and conference rooms, sundeck, licensed child care, members Tavern and dining room, snack bar, reading room, billiards room, card room, pro shop, business center, and more. For special events, recreation, dining, and social activities, The Denver Athletic Club is the perfect venue.

A member-owned club, The Denver Athletic Club is operated for the benefits of its members. With over a century of operation, the club continues its proud tradition of excellence, providing a quality athletic, social, and business experience for its members and maintaining an unparalleled position of leadership in the Denver community.

Above all, The Denver Athletic Club is committed to providing its members and guests with the best facilities and membership experience in a warm and welcoming environment


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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