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Alameda Lodge No. 1015

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, November 24, 2014
1. Alameda Lodge No. 1015 Marker
Inscription. Alameda Lodge No. 1015 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was formed by 25 Alameda residents who were members of Oakland Lodge No. 171. The Lodge was instituted on March 17, 1906 and it received its charter from the Grand Lodge on July 20, 1906. The original Lodge building which the members built on September 27, 1908, still stands behind the southeast corner of this building. This current Lodge building was designed by Lodge member Charles E.J. Rogers, Exaulted (sic) Ruler W.O. Smith laid the cornerstone on October 17, 1909.

Inside the cornerstone is a brass box containing Lodge artifacts from the period the building was dedicated on May 15, 1910. Thomas Lennon, later Justice of the California Supreme Court, delivered the dedicatory oration. The members held their first regular meeting in the Lodge room the next day.

One unique feature of the building is the Tiffany glass dome in the Lodge Room on the upper floor. The dome depicts an Elk superimposed on a clock set at 11 o’clock, the time at which Elks recall and toast to their absent members.
 
Erected 2009 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location.
Alameda Lodge No. 1015 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 24, 2014
2. Alameda Lodge No. 1015 Marker
37° 45.993′ N, 122° 14.647′ W. Marker is in Alameda, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Santa Clara Avenue near Oak Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda CA 94501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alameda City Hall, 1895-96 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Alameda City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Alameda’s First Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Alameda High School (about 700 feet away); Meyers House (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); Clark Memorial Bench (approx. half a mile away); Webster House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alameda.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Alameda Lodge No. 1015 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 24, 2014
3. Alameda Lodge No. 1015
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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