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December 18, 2017 - The Kenosha Elks Club in Kenosha Listed in National Register of Historic Places


December 18, 2017 - The Kenosha Elks Club in Kenosha Listed in Nationa | Wisconsin Historical Society

Kenosha, Wis. - The Wisconsin Historical Society has announced the listing of the Kenosha Elks Club in the city of Kenosha, Kenosha County, in the National Register of Historic Places. National Register designation provides access to certain benefits, including qualification for grants and for rehabilitation income tax credits, while it does not restrict private property owners in the use of their property.

The Kenosha Elks Club, designed in the Georgian Revival style by Milwaukee based architect Robert A. Messmer, was constructed in 1919. This building had been the home of Kenosha’s Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a community service-oriented organization committed to charity and patriotism, for nearly eight decades. Dedicated in 1919, the Kenosha Elks Club remains one of the city’s largest institutional buildings and served as a hub of Kenosha civic and social life until the building’s closure in the 1990s.

The register is the official national list of historic properties in America deemed worthy of preservation and is maintained by the National Park Service in the U.S. Department of the Interior. The Wisconsin Historical Society administers the program within Wisconsin. It includes sites, buildings, structures, objects and districts that are significant in national, state or local history, architecture, archaeology, engineering or culture.

To learn more about the State and National Register programs in Wisconsin, visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.

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