Chicago Architecture Info

Elks National Veterans Memorial

2750 North Lakeview Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Basic Information
Designed by Egerton Swartwout
Type Monument
Neighborhood: Park West
More Information
  • Architect: Egerton Swartwout
  • General contractor: Hegeman-Harris Company, New York
  • This building contains limestone from Indiana and marble from Vermont, Tennessee, Alabama, Missouri, Greece, Austria, France, Belgium and Italy
  • The building has four allegorical statues representing Brotherly Love, Fidelity, Justice and Charity by James Earle Fraser
  • 1923: Construction began
  • June 7, 1924: The cornerstone was laid
  • July 14, 1926: This building was dedicated