Columbia Lodge #85

Columbia Lodge No. 85 of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World was incorporated in 1906, and has been in its current building on 3rd Street NW since 1968. The Elks, some 3000 strong in the 1940’s, were well known for their parades. Much smaller now, and with an aging membership, they continue their works of charity, justice, and patriotism.  (5/11)

Interview: 
Robert Sullivan
Photographs: 
Mark Silva, Robert Sullivan (exterior)

Sneaking in the Howard Theatre

Sleeping With the Clothes and the Shoes

All Night Long

Howard Theatre

Heartbone of the Elks

The Great Satchel Paige

The Turkey Bowl at RFK

You Can't Suspend the Entire School

Community Relations