National Register of Historic Places

Rock Springs Elks' Lodge #624

Rock Springs

Date Added to Register

Friday, December 10, 1993

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Elks' Lodge #624 is located at the southeast corner of C and Second Streets near the central business district of Rock Springs. Many of the city's noteworthy governmental and commercial buildings are located on the south side of the city's commercial core near the lodge. Completed in 1924, the Elks' Lodge is one of the city's most significant architect-designed buildings. D. D. Spani, an architect who moved to Rock Springs from St. Louis in 1911, designed some of the city's architectural landmarks, including the Security State Bank Building, the former North Side State Bank, the former Rock Springs High School, and Roosevelt and Yellowstone Schools. Spani chose an Italian Renaissance style for the lodge to illustrate the important role the Elks, as a fraternal organization, played in the community. The building is a substantial three-story brick building with neoclassical features expressed in terra cotta ornamentation. There is no other building similar to this Elks' Lodge in Wyoming.

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