Location: Sacramento, CA
Square Feet: 17,130
The 14-story, 115,255 square foot Elks Building was originally constructed in 1926 in an Italian
Renaissance design with modern adaptation of the style of architecture from the 1700’s. Interior walls are textured cement plaster over hollow clay tile – neutral toned decorated with a richly ornate frieze and coffered ceilings. Erected and furnished entirely by Elks Club members at a cost of $1.5 million dollars, this was truly a Herculean effort. Estimated replacement cost today is $40 million. In addition, to the Lodge Room, Theater, Library, Billiards and sleeping rooms on floors five through twelve, the basement had a full athletic club with a pool and diving board. Members were expected to learn to swim and stay in shape just in case they were called for military service.
When Utah Partners, LLC purchased the building in 2003, it was in need of an extreme makeover. After undergoing demolition, structural and seismic upgrades, and lobby refurbishments, this rehabilitated landmark offers street level restaurant and retail space along with Class A office space in the heart of downtown Sacramento.