Elks-Rogers Hotel

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Elks-Rogers Hotel
Elks-Rogers Hotel is located in Iowa
Elks-Rogers Hotel
Elks-Rogers Hotel is located in the US
Elks-Rogers Hotel
Location 223 Main Ave.
Clear Lake, Iowa
Coordinates 43°8′8″N 93°22′54″W / 43.13556°N 93.38167°W / 43.13556; -93.38167Coordinates: 43°8′8″N 93°22′54″W / 43.13556°N 93.38167°W / 43.13556; -93.38167
Area less than one acre
Built 1901
Architectural style Late Victorian
NRHP reference # 82002611[1]
Added to NRHP June 21, 1982

The Elks-Rogers Hotel, also known as Park Hotel of Clear Lake, in Clear Lake, Iowa, was built in 1901 as a resort hotel. It was "a classic piece of late Victorian architecture often found in the trans-Mississippi West." It had brick walls (made of soft brick of the area), fan windows, and a large porch with Doric columns.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] At the time of its nomination to the National Register, it was the last surviving resort hotel of its era in the state, because the others had been demolished.[2]

This structure has been demolished. A neighboring business location reported that it was torn down in about 1997. A modern brick structure replaced it and is the location for the VFW.

It is still listed in the National Register.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Beth Ann Herker Schumacher and Ralph J. Christian (April 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Elks-Rogers Hotel / Park Hotel of Clear Lake" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-28.  with 12 photos from 1981