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Elk's Home

Elk's Home

RAZED

Elk's Home

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

Quick Timeline

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

Location

District: Downtown
Latitude: 37.969017492174
Longitude: -87.573330402374
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Architecture

Architect: Henry Lord Gay


History

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


Comments

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)
HistoricEvansville.com: Other
HistoricEvansville.com: Downtown district

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