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2006 Elks Lodge Fire Photos
Contemporary Photos by Don Ward
Historical photos form Jefferson Co. Historical Society

 
     
 


A 1910 post card shows the
Elks Club, left, and former
Madison City Hall, also
destroyed in the fire.


 


The Elks Club Band is
pictured in this 1915 photo.


 


Elks Club members say they
will rebuild the structure once
it is stabilized. An arson
investigation continues and
insurance issues must be resolved.


 


Elks Club member Rodney
Lockridge pulled the club's
"11 o'clock hour" metal plaque
from the ruins. It once hung in
the lodge hall and has significant meaning in the Elks' rituals.


 


The Elks Club first opened in
1905 and is believed to be the
oldest operational club in
Indiana and maybe the nation.


 


The Elks Club fire is caught
on camera early on Aug. 25
by Madison resident Bob Cline.


 


The Elks Club elk head hangs
upside down inside the
building's front facade.


 

 

Not much remains from the
fire but the four walls and
center beams of the
Elks Club building.


 


A cleanup crew from Davis
& Lockridge Construction Co.
removes ash and debris.


 


An Elks Club merchandise
catalog lies buried in
ashes from the fire.


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