Capital City Club

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Capital City Club
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Capital City Club is located in Downtown Atlanta
Capital City Club
Location 7 John Portman Blvd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates 33°45′39″N 84°23′16″W / 33.76083°N 84.38778°W / 33.76083; -84.38778Coordinates: 33°45′39″N 84°23′16″W / 33.76083°N 84.38778°W / 33.76083; -84.38778
Area less than one acre
Built 1911/1883
Architect Barber, Don; Marye, P. Thornton
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival
NRHP reference # 77000425[1]
Added to NRHP September 15, 1977

The Capital City Club is a private social club located in Atlanta, Georgia. Chartered on May 21, 1883, it is one of the oldest private clubs in the South.[2]


According to its charter, the purpose of the club is "to promote the pleasure, kind feeling and general culture of its members."[2] Harry C. Stockdell was the club's first president. He was succeeded in 1884 by Robert J. Lowry; and in 1885 Livingston Mims began the longest term as president, serving, with a two-year interruption, from 1886 through 1906. Subsequent presidents have all served two years or less.

The first club house was located at 43 Walton Street.[3] In August 1884, the club moved to a new establishment at 114 Peachtree Street.[3] The Club presently operates three facilities for the use of its members, the oldest of which, the downtown Atlanta club building on John Portman Blvd., was dedicated on December 16, 1911. Herbert Barker was the original architect of the golf course, which was completed in 1911.[4] The Capital City Country Club, located in Brookhaven, was leased in 1913 and purchased in 1915. At that time the golf course was increased from nine to eighteen holes. The present country club building was erected in 1928. In the autumn of 2002 an additional club facility, the Crabapple Golf Club, was completed on 600 acres (2.4 km2) in the northern portion of Fulton County, Georgia.[5]

Notable individuals, including several presidents of the United States and royalty from other nations, have been guests at the Capital City Club.[6]


The downtown Atlanta Capital City Club was designed by Beaux-Arts-trained architect Donn Barber in "the dignified and rather severe mode that characterizes prestigious New York City clubs such as the Colony Club (McKim, Mead & White, 1906)."[7] Georgian Revival in its textures and motifs, the building was originally four-stories with a fifth floor being added above the dentiled cornice later in its history.[6][7]

Their Capital City Country Club (1928) designed by Burge and Stevens, survives in Historic Brookhaven and "presents a picturesque, rambling, manorial image." "Tall chimneys, the cylindrical stair tower with [its] conical roof", and "[its] obliquely projecting gabled wings" create an "irregular silhouette of French provincial forms".[8]

Notable members

Notable members of Capital City Club include:

See also


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Bryant, James C (1991). Capital City Club: The First One Hundred Years, 1883-1983. Capital City Club.
  3. ^ a b "Club History". hcareers. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  4. ^ "Herbert Barker – Courses Built". Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Capital City Club". Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  6. ^ a b Atlanta Historic Resources Workbook by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, September 1981
  7. ^ a b AIA Guide to the Architecture of Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 1993
  8. ^ "Burge and Stevens", New Georgia Encyclopedia

External links

  • Official site
  • Brookhaven Historic District historical marker
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