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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elks Lodge

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, June 22, 2015
1. Elks Lodge Marker
Inscription. This Romanesque Revival dwelling was constructed for Laura C. Armistead and her family in 1894 by her father Beverly A. Armistead, president of the Bank of Portsmouth. Identifying features of this architectural style are the round arches over thick, cavernous entryways and window openings, as well as the round towers.

In the 20th century, the home was converted to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 82. In more recent times, the house has become known locally as Dr. Madblood's Castle, the imaginary home of a local television personality and host of The Friday Night Frights.
 
Location. 36° 50.296′ N, 76° 18.056′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Court Street and North Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watts House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Yellow Fever of 1855 (about 400 feet away); Court Street Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Arnold's British Defenses, 1781 (about 700 feet away); Olde Towne Portsmouth
Elks Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, June 22, 2015
2. Elks Lodge Marker
(about 700 feet away); Cornwallis at Portsmouth (about 700 feet away); Fort Nelson (about 800 feet away); Crawford Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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