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.
LODGE HOURS OF OPERATION:
OFFICERS 2015 - 2016
|Exalted Ruler:||Ann Murray, PER|
|Esteemed Leading Knight:||Lauren Coleman|
|Esteemed Loyal Knight:||Vacant|
|Esteemed Lecturing Knight:||Christine Shannon|
|Secretary:||Claire Decker PER|
|Inner Guard:||Helen Totz|
|5 year Trustee:||Vacant|
|4 year Trustee:||Randy Ramsdell|
|3 year Trustee:||Jim McCarthy|
|2 year Trustee:||John Rizdon|
|1 year Trustee:||Mike Martin|
|House Committee Chairman:||Ann Murray|
|Hall Rental Coordinator:||James J. Benoit Sr. PER|
|Lodge Email Contact:||Office Staff|
DIRECTIONS TO OUR LODGE:
1359 was able to present a gratitude grant for $250 to the Ellington boy scouts troop #96 Brian Chamberlin (a Rockville Elk) & Anthony Chamberlin were present.
HISTORY OF OUR LODGE HOME:
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."