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Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 
 
Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
1. Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 Marker
Inscription.

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 LeDroit Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 3rd Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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); The University Next Door
Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
2. Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Best in the Country (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Doctor Is In (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willis Richardson Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Flower Garden of Washington (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in LeDroit Park.
 
Categories. African AmericansFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
3. Elks Columbia Lodge No. 85 Marker
The Elks Public Appearance Club in front of the Elks headquarters, 1930s image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
4. The Elks Public Appearance Club in front of the Elks headquarters, 1930s
Close-up of Scurlock photo on marker
Columbia Lodge No. 85 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
5. Columbia Lodge No. 85
IBPOEW
Organized 1906
Elk Columbia Lodge No. 85 image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
6. Elk Columbia Lodge No. 85
I.B.P.O.E. of W. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
7. I.B.P.O.E. of W.
Dedicated Oct. 25, 1970. Cornerstone Layed
E.R. Pembroke J. Duvall       June 14, 1980
E. S. Hubert Parker   E.R. Rev. Stanley B. Barry, PCER,
F.S. James Wilson PCER.
Elk image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 8, 2015
8. Elk
11:00 O'Clock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 14, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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