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Rotary Headquarters from 1910 to 1935 by Ches Perry

The 1987 Move to One Rotary Center, Evanston.

Evanston is in RI District 6440

Rotary International

One Rotary Center

1560 Sherman Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 866-3000

(click on the map to enlarge)

The history of RI buildings - also see RGHF's tenth anniversary tour of RI headquarters www.rghf101010.org
Welcome One Rotary Center RI Headquarters
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Polio Plus Statue (The story) 18th Floor President's Office
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View from the President's Office President's Office View Board of Directors
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General Secretary's Office Room 711 In 2014 Room 711 was moved to the first floor of One Rotary Center, in Evanston, IL. USA. 1933 Headquarters
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Boardroom in 1933 Staff & "Visitor" 35 East Wacker, 1950 postcard
 
Building and Interior 1950

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

Paul Harris' Office in 2014, the Harris office was removed. The items were put in storage, but can all be seen, on RGHF, at www.harrisoffice.org

One Rotary Center Tours: (847) 866-3110 Also, see a 1930 era tour booklet used by general secretary Ches Perry Staff in 2011

Tours can begin any business day between 9:00 - 11:30 and 1:30 - 3:30. And our full-service cafeteria serves breakfast 7:00-9:30 and lunch from 11:30 -1:30. All visitors welcome.

"As part of an R.I. project to incorporate into a new headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, pieces of stone from every country with a Rotary Club, Port Louis RC , Mauritius, had a block of blue basalt prepared, which was shipped in August 1966. These stones were native stones from the country of origin and were to have the name of the first Rotary Club from that country and the year of its founding. The country stones apparently did exist in the Ridge Avenue building and were incorporated into a wall. They were not incorporated into the current Headquarters building when R.I. moved in the 1980s. There are two stones in the archives as examples - they are 12" x 12" square - and one metal square that says: 'Each of these native stones was contributed by the first Rotary Club in the country the stone represents. The plaque identifies the country, the first Rotary Club there and the year in which it was formed.'

Thanks to R.I .Archivist, Stephanie Giordano for the above. Basil Lewis, 4 April 2011, posted by Jack M. B. Selway

*Cal Thomson Photos

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