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Elks Veterans Memorial

2750 N Lakeview Ave, At Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614-2256
+1 773-755-4876
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Little visited treasure

I agree with the previous reviews on the beauty of this building. Wanted to add that the small... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
New Orleans
Chicago Treasure hiding in plain sight

The Elks Veterans Memorial is a treasure unknown to most Chicagoans. Yes, many know the building... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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This architecturally grand building is a haven for out-of-state Elks.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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2750 N Lakeview Ave, At Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614-2256
Lincoln Park
+1 773-755-4876
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

I agree with the previous reviews on the beauty of this building. Wanted to add that the small parking lot to the left as you face the building has a few visitor spots. That is great as street parking is very difficult in this area.

Thank travelntom
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The Elks Veterans Memorial is a treasure unknown to most Chicagoans. Yes, many know the building exists, but few ever go inside to encounter one of the most spectacular spaces in Chicago. This building dares to the 1920s and it was built to commemorate the...More

Thank AlWalavich
Reviewed 21 May 2017

In the years after the first World War, numerous memorials were built to honor the sacrifice of those who died in service. The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a fraternal organization, launched a competition to design a fitting memorial to its 1000+ fallen members....More

1  Thank Maureen S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We have walked by this building many times, but it is only open certain times (afternoons) so we finally stopped by on a rainy Saturday afternoon. We did not have much time so did not take an actual tour, but the ladies explained some of...More

Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went here as Chicago had opened up all their venues for the public during one week. Didn't have any high expectations but ended up to be one of our favourites. Its quite off, but worth it. A truly beautiful space.

Thank DustyPink-Travels
Reviewed 20 October 2016

JMJ Sorry to say I've missed this gem! How could I have missed this previously! Chicago Open House invites everyone to experience 200 of Chicago's finest architectural treasures and I noticed this on the list this week-end. Parking is always limited in this neighborhood so...More

Thank mother15
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This splendid building can pass you by. Wonderful exterior guarded by two fantastic bronze elks and inside is a vision to behold! The building is based on 'The Pantheon' and is laden with fantastic coloured marble from all around the world plus wonderful murals and...More

Thank Oddie J
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Decided to stop by after Lincoln Park zoo trip. Free/donations in afternoons. The reception room has 2 massive oak tables we were told weigh 1,000 pounds each. They were pushed together to create a dining room scene for the movie Richie Rich which started Macaulay...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The Elks National Veterans Memorial honors all Veterans in World War I and all subsequent wars. The building was designed by Egerton Swartwout of New York and built in the early 1920s as a large E, for Elks, of course. The sculptural frieze to the...More

Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I was surprised who beautiful it is inside. A lot of murals, moldings, columns and ornate ceilings. It is one of the city's lesser-known architectural treasures, this domed neoclassical structure was built in 1926 by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, a national fraternal...More

Thank Anna G
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through
one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park
boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a
free zoo open to visitors year-round. This
pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks,
row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Stacey H
24 June 2017|
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Response from AlWalavich | Reviewed this property |
You can often find parking on the street quite near. There also is a smallish lot with some free guest parking just to the south of the building.