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Elks Lodge
609 1/2 N. Broadway

Elks Lodge
6091/2 N. Broadway
Above Isreal's Department Store
- photo 1915 - Prosperous Pittsburg Pictorially Portrayed

"Although Pittsburg is strictly a city of business and hustle one can not judge it properly without considering the social side of life. The extent to which culture and refinement has progressed in a community may well be judged by the Societies and Organizations of which its individuals are members. In this respect Pittsburg stands out foremost in comparison with other cities of this size. Our different Organizations embody these which are beneficiary only, as well as those which are social, others which combine both and many which include moral and ethical instruction, which can not but aid in the refinement, enlightenment and social progress of the city at large. The membership of all orders will exceed 10,000. The space in this folia is to limited to discplay in half-tone the buildings of all societies having thier own meeting rooms. Foremost amongst them is the Masonic Temple, at Sixth and Pine Streets, considered the most beautiful and complete building devoted exclusively to lodge purposes. It has eight large lodge rooms, and auditorium, patronized by a combined membership of over 1,800. The building valuation is over $55,000.00. The Elks Club Building on Broadway between Sixth and Seventh Streets is another institution of which Pittsburg is justly proud. It is valued at $32,000.00 and is elaborately furnished and complete throughout. Other organizations which have been long established here are the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Odd Fellows, Woodmen, Red Men, Loyal Order of Moose, Knights of Pythias, Eagles and Knights of Columbus, the Hibernians, American Yoemen, Court of Honor, Fraternal Aid, Fraternal Order of Hustlers, Rathbone Sisters, Maccabees, Knights and Ladies of Security, Modern Woodmen of American, Woodmen of the World, Triple Tie, Tribe of Ben Hur, Knights and Ladies of Honor, Anti-Horse Thief and other organizations." - Prosperous Pittsburg Pictorially Portrayed, publishers: Pittsburg Publicity Company, 1915
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