Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
1844 Third Street, NW
Columbia Lodge No. 85 of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World was incorporated in Washington in 1906, eight years after the parent organization was incorporated in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lodge No. 85's first meeting took place at the True Reformer Hall on U Street, NW. By the 1940s, the organization counted 3,000 members and was well known for its community service and grand parades. In 1925 the Elks purchased a large house at 301 Rhode Island Avenue. Forty years later they sold that headquarters and most of the land, retaining only the portion where they built this new lodge in 1968.
Location. 38° 54.906′ N, 77° 0.95′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 3rd Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1844 3rd Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Voice from the South (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T Street Elites (about 700 feet away); Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site (about 700 feet away); Best in the Country Willis Richardson Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Flower Garden of Washington (approx. ¼ mile away); Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (approx. ¼ mile away); Howard Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • African Americans • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
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