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601 LAKE AVE

Architecture and History Inventory
601 LAKE AVE | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:Racine Elks Club, Lodge No. 252
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Contributing:
Reference Number:11018
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):601 LAKE AVE
County:Racine
City:Racine
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1912
Additions:
Survey Date:1980
Historic Use:meeting hall
Architectural Style:Neoclassical
Structural System:
Wall Material:Brick
Architect:A. Arthur Guilbert and Edmund B. Funston
Other Buildings On Site:
Demolished?:No
Demolished Date:
DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Racine Elks Club, Lodge No. 252
National Register Listing Date:9/7/1984 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:1/1/1989 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:BRACKETED CORNICE. KEYSTONES OVER WINDOWS.

DESIGNED BY ARTHUR GUILBERT (1869-1922) A LOCAL ARCHITECT WHO PRACTICED HERE FROM 1903 UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1922.tHE CLUBHOUSE WAS BUILT BY RACINE LODGE NO.252 OF THE BENEVOLET AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS, WHICH HAD BEEN ORGANIZED IN 1893. AMONG ITS MEMBERS WERE MANY OF RACINE'S LEADING BUSINESSMEN AND POLITICIANS, SUCH AS ALEXANDER HORLICK AND WALTER S. GOODMAN. THE LODGE MAINTAINED THE CLUBHOUSE UNTIL 1985, WHEN IT WAS SOLD AND REMODELED FOR OFFICES.
Bibliographic References:Blueprints. HISTORIC 6TH ST BUSINESS DISTRICT WALKING TOUR GUIDE, 1990
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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