Hellgate Lodge 383 - Missoula, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 46° 52.188 W 113° 59.634
12T E 271841 N 5195047
Quick Description: The Elks Lodge was designed by Link and Haire in 1911, renowned for their monumental style of architecture. For many years also housing the Missoula Mercantile implement store, it has served the Elks since its construction.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2014 3:51:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMKQ92
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member CHI-TOWN ROMEO
Views: 1

Long Description:
"Hellgate Elks meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7pm.
Regular Lodge Meetings are held at 112 N Pattee St in the Lodge Hall on the 2nd Floor.
The main office is open Monday through Saturday, 10am till 2pm.
The bar on the main floor is open Tuesday through Saturday 4:00pm till 1:30am.
"
From the Elks
The building is one of the most outstanding examples of institutional Neoclassical architecture in Missoula, with its unique, recessed, arcaded gallery, monumental columns and balconies, large, scrolled brackets, and extensive use of terra cotta in the cornice, window surrounds, scrolled brackets, and the massive, Ionic style fluted columns. The building exhibits a high standard of design, materials, and workmanship, and possesses a high degree of integrity, with the exception of the first floor remodeling. It is a good example of the monumental architecture practiced by Link and Haire, a firm noted for its large public and institutional buildings.

The building also fulfilled an important commercial function, housing the Missoula Mercantile implement store on its first floor for years. This commercial function, coupled with its location in the cenrtal business district, and its architectural merit make it a pivotal building in the downtown area and a reminder of the confidence and optimism that accompanied the early twentieth century building boom in Missoula.

This building was designed by Link and Haire Architects and was constructed by Montana Construction and Supply in 1911 as Hellgate Lodge #383. The Benevolent Paternal Order of the Elks was founded in 1898. Since the building was completed, it has been the Elks Lodge and Temple. Apartments are located on the upstairs floors. The Missoula Mercantile operated an implements store on the first floor for a number of years. The first floor was remodeled in 1950 that resulted in major alterations to the front entryway and the application of ivory-colored, high-fired brick to the facade of the building. Extensive interior remodeling also occurred in 1950.
From the National Register


Physical Address:
120 North Pattee Street
Missoula, MT USA
59802


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