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Elk Alley: 1906

Elk Alley: 1906

Circa 1906. "Elks Club, Memphis." Antlers in the attic; wallpaper in the basement. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

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The common man's private club.

The Elks demolished this building in 1926 and replaced it with a mammoth new club, 12 stories high and costing 1.3 million dollars, (18 million in today's dollars).

The new club for the average man included a full size gym, swimming pool, library, 6 lane bowling alley, restaurant, coffee shop, lounge, ladies writing room and an entire 150 room hotel.

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