Grand Junction Elks Lodge #575

Grand Junction Elks Lodge #575 (HM29AZ)

Location: Grand Junction, CO 81501 Mesa County
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N 39° 3.94', W 108° 33.978'

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c. 1900

Lodge #575 was founded in 1900 by local drug clerk, 32-year-old J. Morrison Wohlfort. Before the present Lodge home was built, the founding Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks met in the I.O.O.F Hall at 454 Main Street.

Lodge #575 was designed with a strong Italian Renaissance style by the firm of Jenkins and Branscombe, a local firm of architects and engineers. In March 1914, a race to raise money to help pay for the lodge was staged at the fairgrounds at Lincoln Park. Famous race car driver Barney Oldfield drove an automobile while aviation pioneer Lincoln Beachey flew an airplane. Oldfield and his car won the race. The building cost $38,326.25 to build; with furniture and fixtures, the total cost was $79,815.31.

In 1949, the lodge approved a reconstruction of the interior and the dark walls were painted over. Gone were the Music Room, Library, and the elaborate Palm Room with its live fish pond and fountain. The remodeled lodge included a new ballroom. Through its years of use, this lodge has hosted school proms, WWI and WWII soldiers, dances, and fundraisers.
HM NumberHM29AZ
Placed ByColorado Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, July 13th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 710556 N 4326882
Decimal Degrees39.06566667, -108.56630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.94', W 108° 33.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 56.4" N, 108° 33' 58.68" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 249 S 4th St, Grand Junction CO 81501, US
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