The 14-story brick-and-steel tower at the corner of Sacramento’s 11th and J Streets was once the city’s tallest structure. Completed in 1926 to serve as the meeting hall for the Sacramento Elks organization, the building now is home to a popular top-floor restaurant and a sought-after venue for weddings and other events. The owner proposed a plan to transform parts of the tower into an upscale casino and card room in 2016, but so far, legal obstacles have gotten in the way of that proposal moving forward. Inside, the building features a newly renovated ballroom space and sweeping views of the city. Outside, it’s a sophisticated historic landmark that stands apart from the newer and less charming buildings around it.