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Elks Lodge (Lurty-Alexander House)

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Lurty-Alexander House
1875; c. 1920 additions. 482 S. Main St.
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)
  • (Photograph by D Hughes)

This large Italianate house, currently occupied by the Elks Club, was probably built for lawyer Warren S. Lurty. The painted brick two-story house is covered with a hipped roof pierced by interior chimneys and surmounted by a belvedere with a bracketed cornice. The twentieth century brought several changes to the house. The monumental two-story portico with fluted Ionic columns was added along with a terrace running underneath the portico and spanning the width of the house. A balcony supported by large sawn brackets is set above the building's centered entrance with its transom and sidelights. On one side of the house is a one-story sunroom and on the other a long brick wing that was added much later in the twentieth century. The house was sold to the Elks in 1928.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee


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Anne Carter Lee, "Elks Lodge (Lurty-Alexander House)", [Harrisonburg, 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, 90-90.

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