National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County

National Register #80003323: BPOE Lodge No. 1168 in Medford 21 September 2006
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National Register #80003323
BPOE Lodge No. 1168
202 North Central Avenue
Built 1915

The Medford Elks Building is the most distinctive example of monumental architecture in the tradition of Beaux Arts Classicism in Medford's downtown core. The building was designed by leading local architect Frank C. Clark, who was himself a charter member of the lodge organized in 1909.

The circumstances of the lodge's formation were held to be unique,in that each of 43 original members had been initiated in lodges elsewhere in the country.

The building's planning and construction were taken as a signal development as Medford emerged as the new urban center of the Rogue River Valley.

Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1980.

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