Elks Club (Parkersburg, West Virginia)

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Elks Club
Elks Club (Parkersburg, West Virginia) is located in West Virginia
Elks Club (Parkersburg, West Virginia)
Elks Club (Parkersburg, West Virginia) is located in the US
Elks Club (Parkersburg, West Virginia)
Location 515 Juliana St., Parkersburg, West Virginia
Coordinates 39°16′2″N 81°33′39″W / 39.26722°N 81.56083°W / 39.26722; -81.56083Coordinates: 39°16′2″N 81°33′39″W / 39.26722°N 81.56083°W / 39.26722; -81.56083
Area less than one acre
Built 1903
Architect Patton, William Howe
Architectural style Classical Revival
MPS Downtown Parkersburg MRA
NRHP reference # 82001773[1]
Added to NRHP October 8, 1982

The Elks Club was a historic clubhouse building located at Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia. It was designed by noted Ohio architect Frank L. Packard and built in 1915. It was a four-story, three-bay by six-bay wide, red brick building with terra cotta trim in the Classical Revival style. The first two stories were faced in smooth dressed stone, and feature arched apertures, with central consoles. It was occupied by the Parkersburg Lodge #198, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (B.P.O.E.)[2]

Site of the now-destroyed building, now occupied by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] The building was by the Parkersburg News & Sentinel and demolished in 2005. It is now used as a parking lot.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Eliza Smith, Christina Mann (December 1981). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Elks Club" (PDF). State of West Virginia, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  3. ^ "The Parkersburg Nostalgic Gazette". The Parkersburg Nostalgic Gazette. Retrieved 6 May 2013.