Elks Club Building - Berkeley, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 52.145 W 122° 16.173
10S E 564245 N 4191540
Quick Description: An Elks Club in Berkeley, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2013 4:15:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMGP4D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
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Long Description:
designated in 1991

Walter H. Ratcliff, Jr., Architect, 1913

Berkeley’s Elks Club, the 1002nd Chapter of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, was founded in 1905, just in time for members to assist those displaced by the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Later they helped wartime survivors and needy children.

This is one of many Ratcliff buildings in Berkeley. Classical Revival-style pilasters at corner bays, the projecting cornice, and oversized oak doors are in the tradition of men’s clubs of the era. This building’s three-part composition, formal second-floor detailing, and Greek frieze are elements of Beaux-Arts design.

Sold by the Elks to a church group in the 1990s, the building was acquired in 2008 by the Tibetan Nyingma Meditation Center.

Berkeley Historical Plaque Project
Physical Address:
2018 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA USA

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