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Elks National Memorial

Address

2750 N. Lakeview Ave.

Neighborhood

Lincoln Park

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Egerton Swartwout, 1924

Website

elks.org

Description

One of the most magnificent war memorials in the world stands on Chicago's north side just across the street from Lincoln Park. It is the result of a design competition held by the American Institute of Architects to honor the 1,000+ members of the Order of Elks who made the ultimate sacrifice during WWI. Egerton Swartwout's winning design features the grandest domed rotunda in Chicago, stunning meeting rooms, monumental statuary, priceless artwork and the finest marbles from Greece, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy and the United States. In addition to a contemplative memorial, the building also houses the administrative offices of the Order of Elks.

Behind the Scenes

Visit the stunning rotunda and opulent reception hall—among the grandest spaces in Chicago.

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