The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters A monument in the truest sense, the Elks National Memorial was built in 1926 to honor Americans whose profound sacrifices for the nation can never be recognized by mere words.
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With its massive dome, heroic sculptures and intricately detailed friezes, the Memorial is a distinctively American interpretation of classical greatness. The Elks National Memorial is a Memorial to Peace, and the hope for Peace. We recognize the Fallen who have perished in the fight against injustice.

Operating as usual

The Elks long history of support for those who have given so much to protect our freedoms, and our way of life.  The Elk...
05/25/2020

The Elks long history of support for those who have given so much to protect our freedoms, and our way of life. The Elks will Always Remember

03/30/2020
Spring is right around the corner -
03/03/2020

Spring is right around the corner -

If you've ever wondered what happens when the rope breaks:
09/20/2019

If you've ever wondered what happens when the rope breaks:

The Eagle has landed!  Original Eagle finial from the top of one of the original flagpoles, flagpoles were replaced in 1...
09/20/2019

The Eagle has landed! Original Eagle finial from the top of one of the original flagpoles, flagpoles were replaced in 1976. Only one of the eagles remain, this was expertly cleaned and conserved last year.

Conservation of original Flagpole Eagle Finial, Solid Bronze
03/14/2019

Conservation of original Flagpole Eagle Finial, Solid Bronze

This one is a little earlier, 1924 Huntington Park Elks.  Caption from original source reads: "Tournament of Roses, 1924...
03/12/2019

This one is a little earlier, 1924 Huntington Park Elks. Caption from original source reads: "Tournament of Roses, 1924, Tournament of Roses parade float with elks, a boy in elks attire, other children in costume, and with two male outwalkers in elks attire, sponsored by the Huntington Park Lodge #1415, prize winner Tournament of Roses"

Unfortunate accident over the winter...
03/12/2019

Unfortunate accident over the winter...

Conservation of original Flagpole Eagle Finial, Solid Bronze
03/12/2019

Conservation of original Flagpole Eagle Finial, Solid Bronze

Opening for the season, Monday April 15 at noon.  Hope to see you there!
03/12/2019

Opening for the season, Monday April 15 at noon. Hope to see you there!

Elks National Memorial and Headquarters 2018 Terrace Paver restoration
10/22/2018

Elks National Memorial and Headquarters 2018 Terrace Paver restoration

Elks National Memorial and Headquarters 2018 Terrace Paver restoration

Elks National Memorial and Headquarters 2018 Terrace Paver restoration
08/30/2018

Elks National Memorial and Headquarters 2018 Terrace Paver restoration

Elks National Memorial and Headquarters 2018 Terrace Paver restoration

Please pardon the dust - the main terrace area, which has served the Memorial faithfully for the last 92+ years, is in n...
08/30/2018

Please pardon the dust - the main terrace area, which has served the Memorial faithfully for the last 92+ years, is in need of refurbishment. Nothing lasts forever, and the weather has taken its toll on the stone and the underlying structure.

Working on the lighting for displays over the winter - a lot of historical Elks memorabilia to go through
04/03/2018

Working on the lighting for displays over the winter - a lot of historical Elks memorabilia to go through

04/03/2018

The Elks National Memorial will be opening for the season (for public touring) on Monday, April 16, at noon. Our regular hours will be Monday - Saturday, noon until 4PM. Please arrive by 3:30 to allow time for touring the premises. Tours are "self guided" - there are brochures and other materials available with descriptions of the various artworks, the meaning behind the allegory, and the history of the building. Tour groups may be accommodated with a guided tour (subject to availability of personnel), please call 773-755-4876 to arrange with the Memorial Staff.

11/07/2017

The Elks National Memorial will be closing for the season (for public touring) on Friday, November 17.

It's that time of year again, time for Open House Chicago!  This year we are front page headliners!
09/12/2017

It's that time of year again, time for Open House Chicago! This year we are front page headliners!

It's that time of year again, time for Open House Chicago!  This year we are front page!
09/12/2017

It's that time of year again, time for Open House Chicago! This year we are front page!

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters's cover photo
04/21/2017

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters's cover photo

Conservation of large lanterns at main entry
04/11/2017

Conservation of large lanterns at main entry

Conservation of monumental bronze flagpole bases by Jane Foley, Maria Paras, Dorota Bobek and Inez Litas
04/11/2017

Conservation of monumental bronze flagpole bases by Jane Foley, Maria Paras, Dorota Bobek and Inez Litas

Conservation of monumental bronze flagpole bases by Jane Foley, Maria Paras, Dorota Bobek and Inez Litas

Courtyard lantern conservation
04/11/2017

Courtyard lantern conservation

Courtyard lantern conservation
04/07/2017

Courtyard lantern conservation

The courtyard lanterns have been re-installed.  After some days of searching, we were unable to locate the buried (in co...
04/07/2017

The courtyard lanterns have been re-installed. After some days of searching, we were unable to locate the buried (in concrete, behind the limestone and marble) conduit that ran from these to ?? so it was impossible to get power ran back to them. But I think the conservators did a great job in restoring these! The colors were determined through microscopic analysis performed at the McCrone Group facilities, and matched through a Pantone color chart.

Conservation of main entry doors
01/18/2017

Conservation of main entry doors

Wrapping up the front doors, beautiful work, incredible detail!
01/18/2017

Wrapping up the front doors, beautiful work, incredible detail!

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters's cover photo
11/30/2016

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters's cover photo

Contrast before and after removal of previously applied "finish"
11/29/2016

Contrast before and after removal of previously applied "finish"

Conservation of main entry doors
11/29/2016

Conservation of main entry doors

Work begins - conserving the main bronze doors, removal of paint, corrosion and dirt.
11/29/2016

Work begins - conserving the main bronze doors, removal of paint, corrosion and dirt.

11/04/2016

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters Building will be closing to the public after November 11, 2016, and re-open April 17, 2017

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters
10/31/2016

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters
10/31/2016

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters

Address

2750 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL
60614

General information

The Elks National Memorial and Headquarters is open to the public mid-April through mid-November.

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
Thursday 12:00 - 16:00
Friday 12:00 - 16:00
Saturday 12:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(773) 755-4876

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