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Colorado Association of Elks, circa 1912

Identifier: B091.01.0002.00001.00021


A group of Colorado Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks members pose in front of the Elks building at 421 Main Street in Ouray, Colorado. The brick Elks Lodge is a 1906 Italianate-Second Empire building. Over the front entrance is a clock with an elk's head decoration in the center of the clock. The curved arch area of the windows have leaded stained glass pieces. Anfenger is fourth from the right of men who are sitting. The photograph is on page 177 of Milton Anfenger's scrapbook. It is said that Congregation Emanuel in Denver, Colorado was founded at the bris or circumcision ceremony of Milton Anfenger, the eldest son of Louis and Louise Anfenger. Milton Anfenger became a successful attorney and leader in Denver. Anfenger was active in state politics and was elected to the Colorado state senate in 1904. A member of Elks Lodge #17, he was elected Exalted Ruler in 1913.


  • circa 1912

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1 items (photograph)

Scope and Contents

From the Series: Series 1 of 7 includes newspaper articles, photographs, and ephemera, including a May Company advertisement.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good 6.5 x 8.5 inches Black and White


Donated by Marjorie Hornbein, niece of Milton Anfenger.


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten on front of photograph: ''State Assn of B.P.O. Elks--Ouray Colo.''

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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