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Elks Building
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Description: Elks Building
Other Names: none
Address: South 5th, S.W. corner of Gold, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Type: fraternal: lodge building
Original Client: Brotherhood of the Protective Order of Elks
Date: 1915
Condition: demolished

Architect or Firm: Henry C. Trost
Associated Architect or Firm: Trost & Trost; George P. Hill, supervising architect
Dimensions and Orientation: three stories

Foundation: probably concrete
Wall Materials: stuccoed
Roofing Materials: Spanish tile
Other Materials Used:
Remodeling and Additions:

Location of Drawings: El Paso Public Library, Ponsford 302, photograph of rendering of perspective view
Location of Documentary Photographs:


Remarks: (1) Only the main building at the left of Ponsford 302 was built.
(2) According to Carleen Lazzell, Albuquerque preservationist, the Elks was built on the site of the San Felipe hotel, which burned, and the old foundation was used for the Elks.
(3) A letter of January 8, 1916 in the El Paso Public Library Ponsford files states starting with an old building, you succeeded in rearranging it so as to give us the finest Club Building in the Southwest.
(4) The site is now the Chavez Federal Office Building

Prepared for the El Paso Public Library by Lloyd C. and June F. Engelbrecht under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1990