Frederick Allen Lodge #609 & Mary Carter Temple #362
“The Frederick Allen Lodge #609, nicknamed “The Black Elks Lodge,” is located in Downtown Saratoga at 69 Beekman Street. The lodge’s current building is recognized as one of the oldest in Saratoga, dating back to 1845. The Frederick Allen Lodge #609 is the local chapter of the Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the World (I.B.P.O.E. of W.).
The local I.B.P.O.E. of W. chapter purchased 69 Beekman Street in the 1960s. The new headquarters served multiple purposes. The Frederick Allen Lodge #609 hosted many charitable initiatives, and the chapter built a sense of community for both members and visitors. As Congress Street became less of an entertainment hub, the Beekman Street location grew in popularity.
Today, the historic building hosts both The Frederick Allen Lodge #609 and the organization’s auxiliary chapter, The Mary A. Carter Temple #362. The two groups continue to run events and fundraisers to support the local Saratoga community.”
69 Beekman Street