Welcome to Rockville Elks Lodge 1359

9 North Park Street, Rockville, CT 06066

Lodge Phone - 860-875-8057





Lodge- Second & Fourth Thursdays at 7:00PM with the exception of July and August

               Lodge meets on 2nd Tuesday in November & December.



Monday-Friday 3PM-11PM
Saturday Noon-11PM
Sunday Noon-10PM




OFFICERS 2015 - 2016

Exalted Ruler: Ann Murray 
Esteemed Leading Knight: Dan Skiba PSP, PDD
Esteemed Loyal Knight: Liz Thomas
Esteemed Lecturing Knight: James Benoit, Sr. PER
Secretary: Claire Decker PER
Treasurer: Fred Hoskins 
Esquire: Peter Heacox PER
Chaplain: Cheryl Benoit 
Inner Guard: W. Wayne Endriss
Tiler: Deb Kerstetter
5 year Trustee: Randy Ramsdell
4 year Trustee: James McCarthy, jr. PER
3 year Trustee: John Ridzon
2 year Trustee: Michael Martin 
1 year Trustee: Brian Flemming
House Committee Chairman: Randy Ramsdell
Hall Rental Coordinator: James J. Benoit Sr. PER
Lodge Email Contact: Office Staff


Rockville Lodge No. 1359 Past Exalted Rulers



















Many Rockville Lodge and visiting members come and go from the Lodge without realizing the history of the building.

It was built as the home of Francis T. Maxwell and his family. Mr. Maxwell commissioned the renowned architect Charles Adams Platt to design the home and its grounds around 1900. Platt exerted a major influence on the development of historically based design styles during the American country house era of the first quarter of the 20th century

Its basic disposition of residence, outbuildings, and gardens recalled the Villa Gamberaia near Florence. From the Pillars at the road, the drive ran straight past the service area and into a walled arrival court by the front door. An axis from this shaded court at the north door ran through the width of the house to the south facade's expansive, sunny terrace, which afforded views across lawns to the valley below. This offered in short distance dramatic changes in experiences: exterior, interior, and exterior. Placed on a longer cross axis, the principle living rooms were aligned with a major garden walk, thus again integrating interior and exterior spaces. With only minor changes in details, an unidentified plan of "Maxwell Court" became the archetypal formal house and garden for the thousands of students who saw it in the principle 20th-century textbook for landscape architecture courses in the United States, Henry Vincent Hubbard and Theodora Kimball's "An Introduction of the Study of Landscape Design."