Murphysboro Elks Lodge

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Murphysboro Elks Lodge
Murphysboro Elks Lodge.jpg
Front and western side
Murphysboro Elks Lodge is located in Illinois
Murphysboro Elks Lodge
Location 1329 Walnut St., Murphysboro, Illinois
Coordinates 37°45′58″N 89°20′15″W / 37.76611°N 89.33750°W / 37.76611; -89.33750Coordinates: 37°45′58″N 89°20′15″W / 37.76611°N 89.33750°W / 37.76611; -89.33750
Area less than one acre
Built 1916
Architect Gill, Rudolph Zerse
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 05001255[1]
Added to NRHP November 15, 2005

Murphysboro Elks Lodge, also known as Murphysboro Event Center, is a historic meeting hall and former Elks lodge in Murphysboro, Illinois. The lodge was built in 1916 for Murphysboro Elks Lodge No. 572, which was chartered in 1900. Architect Rudolph Zerse Gill designed the building in the Classical Revival style. The red brick building features a limestone foundation and terra cotta decorations. The front entrance is topped by an oval containing an elk head and decorated with fruit garlands. The second story features a porch supported by classical columns. A dentillated and bracketed entablature encircles the front half of the building above the porch.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Baer, Cynthia L. (June 9, 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Murphysboro Elks Lodge" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved January 24, 2014.