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Elk's Home

Elk's Home


Elk's Home

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100 SE 1st St, formerly 400-8 Upper 1st St
Evansville, IN

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1904-1906 Building is erected
1974 Upstage Dinner Club/theater
1977 Destroyed by fire


District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.969017492174
Longitude: -87.573330402374
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Architect: Henry Lord Gay


Benevolent and protective order of elks sherwood hotel torn down to build new Elks Home construction began 1904 dedicated july 4 1906 decided on spot because of location and because harold van orman offered them 1500 so another hotel wouldnt compete with his mccurdy 22000 sq ft designed by chicago architect henry lord gay

1960s downtown kill caused dwindling members article in 1967 paper indicates it was to be razed but escaped

reincarnated as Upstage Dinner Theater in July 1974

fire jan 16 1977 irreparably damaged later determined asron


Sometimes spelled without apostrophe as Elks Home, also Elks' Club

See also

Courier article - Article about Elks Home and Harry Lowenthal (4/13/1930)
Courier article - Elks Lodge price tag put at $95,000 (6/15/1973)
Courier article - Upstage Theatre ready for opening (7/5/1974)
Courier article - Fire destroys Upstage Theatre (1/17/1977) Other Downtown district

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