In 1915, the Elks of New Castle, Pennsylvania, were the most increasing segment of the local population. The members of this community mostly came from a theatre or burlesque background. To accommodate their large growing, the Elks make a new, big and more luxurious lodge in their New Castle.
As the membership was cancelled in the 1980s, the Elks shifted to a small home and left their old lodge. It remained vacant until 2011, when the city of New Castle made the decision to destroy the building.
As it is about to be demolished, photographer from abandoned America, Matthew Christopher visited the lodge. He captured some fascinating photos and gave a glorious touch to the ancient building.
It feels bad to see these beautiful and old buildings to be destroyed instead of being preserved.