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THE FIRST FOUR MEMBERS-->

PAUL HARRIS S. SCHIELE GUS LOEHR HIRAM SHOREY  

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The Unity Building, 127 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL, USA was the office of Gus Loehr, a mining engineer.

It was in his office, in Room 711, that Rotary was born, on a cold winter evening,

23 February 1905.

 

Finally, after nearly 100 years, Paul Harris tells us about the first men of "Rotary."

 

Follow the Heritage Trail

The story of how Rotary Club of Chicago began in Room 711

How did Room 711 get from the Unity Building to Evanston?  

Information about Room 711 also photos and virtual tours

In 2014 Room 711 was moved to the first floor of One Rotary Center, in Evanston, IL. USA.

What's in Gus Loehr's Office, a short tour 

How do you get to see room 711? 

How to find Room 711 today!

In 2014 Room 711 was moved to the first floor of One Rotary Center, in Evanston, IL. USA.

In 2014 Room 711 was moved to the first floor of One Rotary Center, in Evanston, IL. USA.

For many years it was the responsible men and women of ROTARY/One who cared for Room 711. Much of the financial support for the present facility at R.I. Headquarters came from Club #1 members. Learn more about Paul Harris' Rotary Club - ROTARY/One.

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