B.P.O.E. Block - Eureka, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys
N 39° 57.247 W 112° 07.256
12S E 404253 N 4423266
Quick Description: Built by the Elks in 1909-10, after one hundred years this is still where Tintic Lodge #117 meets.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2011 11:34:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMANKH
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
"B.P.O.E. BLOCK, ELKS LODGE #711 Construction: 1909-1910, by Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Tintic Lodge $711. Cost $30,000.00 Architect/Contractor: Richard C. Watkins and John F. Birch, architects (Watkins § Birch). Martin E. Anderson, Logan, contractor. Watkins § Birch received $715; and Anderson, $18,650. Function: Meeting hall for Elks lodge on upper floor, with rooms to be rented to doctors, lawyers, etc.; and lower floor to be rented commercially. First floor initially rented to Hefferman-Thoinpson Company, general merchandise. Later, occupied by Norman & Jensen, and J. C. Penney's. Significance: Impressive brick structure with ornate cornice and Greek Revival pediment, it housed the second Elk's lodge in the state of Utah. Also, was designed by Richard C. Watkins, prominent architect. Social importance. Continues to function as it did; lodge hall is in excellent condition."

Above from the nomination form, link here.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Eureka Historic District

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

285 W. Main St Eureka, UT

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Plaque on building (Photo in gallery)

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

Optional link to narrative or database: Not listed

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