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“Magnificent Building” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elks Veterans Memorial

Elks Veterans Memorial
2750 N. Lakeview Ave., At Diversey Pkwy., Chicago, IL (Lincoln Park)
773 755 4876
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Ranked #99 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: This architecturally grand building is a haven for out-of-state Elks.
Boston, Massachusetts
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“Magnificent Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

While Chicago is known for its architecture and skyscrapers, this building is as impressive as many others a couple miles south. Now re-opened after a 3-yr renovation project, the memorial provides the public with ornate sculptures and detailed paintings. Originally as a memorial to veterans of WWI, they have small displays on other US military engagements as well. The self-guided tour provides information on the displays.
Free, took about 45 minutes to see and read everything.
While ideas of BPOE (Elks) are displayed - Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, and Fidelity - they take a backseat to the artwork and PURPOSE of the memorial.

Visited May 2013
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