This historic renovation transformed the 100-yr-old Elks Temple into the newest McMenamins Hotel in the heart of Tacoma.
The Elks Lodge Building, that falls along Tacoma’s historic Broadway, was originally constructed in 1915 and is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. This once-loved but since long-abandoned celebrated its grand reopening on April 24, 2019, after Andersen completely overhauled the facility—exterior and interior, top to bottom. The 7-story renovation features multiple restaurant & bar spaces, 45 hotel rooms, event spaces, game rooms, a fully operational brewery & commercial kitchen, and a theater for musicians & shows. Exterior work involved repairs to the existing structure, undoing modifications from previous remodels, and restoring architectural elements that had deteriorated or had been removed. The building also received an extensive seismic upgrade. Artists worked day and night to create original and restore previous details down to the last brushstroke.