Elks National Home
Elks National Home
|Location||931 Ashland Ave., Bedford, Virginia|
|Area||100 acres (40 ha)|
|Architect||Ottenheimer Stern & Reichert; Clinton & Russell; Clark & Crowe|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Mediterranean Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||08000479|
|Added to NRHP||May 29, 2008|
|Designated VLR||March 20, 2008|
English Meadows Elks Home (formerly The Elks National Home) is a retirement home and national historic district located at Bedford, Virginia. It was built in 1916 by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, who first started the home in 1903. The Elks National Home historic district includes 23 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, 1 contributing structure, and 2 contributing objects.
The Elks Home is popular locally for the large display of Christmas decorations it puts up each year. Visitors enter the driveway in their vehicles and slowly proceed through the displays, which line the driveway, free of charge.
In 2013, The Elks National Home was sold to New River Assisted Living for 4.5 million dollars. The name was changed to English Meadows Elks Home.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
- J. Daniel Pezzoni (December 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Elks National Home" (PDF). and Accompanying four photos
- Causey, Anne Patterson; Blackwell, Mary Alice (2005). "Virginia's Blue Ridge". Globe Pequot. ISBN 9780762734603.
- "Sale of Elks National Home in Bedford announced". Retrieved 2016-09-06.
- Official website
- Elks National Home, 931 Ashland Avenue, Bedford, Bedford City, VA at the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)
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