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How Room 711 Got to Evanston

Home Room 711 Home Room 711 - Where Rotary Began HISTORY CALENDAR
THE STORY THE MOVE THE TOUR INSIDE 711 LOCATION PHOTOS
RI TOUR PAUL AND JEAN BACKGROUND Room 711 CLUB    

THE FIRST FOUR MEMBERS-->

PAUL HARRIS S. SCHIELE GUS LOEHR HIRAM SHOREY  

 

The Paul Harris Memorial

Nearly 100 years after Paul Harris and his colleagues chartered the club that would become Rotary International, Rotarians continue to take pride in their history. In honor of the club that first gathered in Room 711, Rotarians have preserved the room in an extensive re-creation of the office as it existed in 1905. For several years, the club maintained the room as a shrine for visiting Rotarians. In 1989, when the Unity Building was scheduled to be demolished, Rotary's 711 Club carefully dismantled the office, salvaging the original interior, including doors and radiators. In 1993, the Board of Directors of Rotary International set aside a permanent home for the restored Room 711 on the 16th floor of RI World Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois.

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

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