Our lodge, the sixth in the nation, was originally chartered in 1877 and was located in the downtown area of Sacramento. River trade probably brought with it some unsavory characters and approximately two years after the lodge opened, the charter was rescinded due to illegal and immoral activity (prostitution).
San Francisco was then awarded the use of our No.6 designation in addition to the two lodges they were already operating (Nos.3 & 12). Two years later, their charter was rescinded due to prostitution and gambling activity.
Meanwhile, Sacramento had no lodge until we were chartered as Lodge No.328 in 1895. Since that date, we have been in continuous operation. In 1908, at Grand Lodge Convention, we petitioned for and got our original No.6 restored. On June 18, 2015, we will celebrate our 120th anniversary.
Being the 6th lodge in all of Elkdom is something of which we are very proud.
1877 - Sacramento B.P.O.E. 6 founded.
1895 - Sacramento B.P.O.E 6 regains charter (as Lodge #328)
1905 - First meeting held at 824 'J' Street.
1908 – Lodge #6 designation restored
1926 - Elk's Temple at 921 11th Street dedicated.
1977 - Present Elk's Lodge Completed
1991 - Mortgage burning celebration for our present Lodge.
1995 - 100th Anniversary.