The Petroleum Club of Shreveport traces its origins to a 1948 meeting of oil industry employees. The group, mostly draftsmen, geologists, and engineers, believed working people in the oil industry needed a place downtown where they could enjoy lunch together.
The club’s first five years were spent in the Washington-Youree Hotel. It later moved to the Petroleum Tower but returned to the Washington-Youree, where it stayed until 1969. With the opening of Mid-South Towers, the club made its final move.
Today the Petroleum Club of Shreveport rivals private clubs throughout the southwest – a central location with breath-taking views of the city, outstanding food and meticulous service, and a spirit of congeniality and hospitality. Although Shreveport’s economy was once heavily dependent on petroleum, today its economy is diverse. The Petroleum Club of Shreveport reflects that diversity. The non-discriminatory membership policy has contributed to the club’s growth and enhanced its reputation.