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The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks

519 N First St, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

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Classic Revival


Built for and still maintained by the Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks, Red Oak Lodge 1304.

Modifications: Renovated in 1949 “for dignified ritual observance and pleasant social activities.”

Height: One story with raised basement.

Walls: Brick.

Windows: 6/6 windows with arched 4-lite transoms; glass block.

Stylistic features: projecting bays, stone trim, tall chimney.

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