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Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Union and League of Romanian Societies / United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland

 
 
Union and League of Romanian Societies side image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 18, 2009
1. Union and League of Romanian Societies side
Inscription.
Union and League
of Romanian Societies
The Union and League of Romanian Societies, Incorporated was formed in 1928 from a unification of two separate fraternal organizations, the Union and the League. The Union, founded on July 4, 1906, was originally organized for the purpose of promoting the general welfare of its members through life insurance policies obtained through individual societies located in the United States and Canada. The societies of the Union and League offer social interaction within their local lodges and through the strength of the larger parent organization. The purpose of the current Union and League is to maintain and encourage Romanian cultural heritage by promoting interest in Romanian ethnic values through cultural activities and to sustain loyalty to the United States and Canada among its respective members.

United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland
The Carpatina Society, the first Romanian Society in America, was started on November 1, 1902, when a small group of 41 Romanians met and laid the foundation for the society. From its beginning, the society played an important role in the Romanian community in and around Cleveland by providing benefits to its members and helping others in need and by preserving and perpetuating the Romanian culture
United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland side image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 18, 2009
2. United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland side
and customs. Carpatina has been actively sponsoring celebrations of the important dates in the history of Romania. Through efforts of its members, the society was able to erect its own building, Carpatina Hall, which was dedicated on January 17, 1917. Carpatina Hall was sold in the early 1970s.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 70-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 31.902′ N, 81° 37.781′ W. Marker is in Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Marker is on Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cleveland OH 44106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of Superman (approx. 0.9 miles away); James Mercer Langston Hughes (approx. one mile away); The History of Hough (1799-1979) (approx. 1.5 miles away); League Park (approx. 1.6 miles away); Garrett A. Morgan (approx. 1.6 miles away); Charles Waddell Chesnutt
Union and League of Romanian Societies / United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 18, 2009
3. Union and League of Romanian Societies / United Romanian Societies Carpatina of Cleveland Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); University Circle (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of the Home of the Poet Harold Hart Crane (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cleveland.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Adjacent statue of George Enescu image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 18, 2009
4. Adjacent statue of George Enescu
The text reads: 1881-1955. World known Romanian composer, violin virtuoso and conductor.
 
 
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