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Elks Lodge

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1912–1913, Charles G. Pettit Jr. 560 Main St.

Pettit designed this four-story brick building to accommodate the lodge and several apartments for visiting members. It has an eye-catching facade lightly touched by Craftsman influence with basketweave brick spandrels accented with terra-cotta, a chevron band of glazed yellow and green tiles, concrete clocks set permanently at the eleventh hour, and panels with inscriptions of Elk mottos. A statue of an elk watches from the entrance steps. The building is set back from its property line and preceded by a small landscaped area behind a low brick wall and a terrace.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Elks Lodge", [Danville, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Virginia vol 2

Buildings of Virginia: Valley, Piedmont, Southside, and Southwest, Anne Carter Lee and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015, 372-372.

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