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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.)

 
 
African American Business District side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
1. African American Business District side of the marker
Marker has different text on each side.
Inscription. In this block a thriving African American business district stood for over 100 years. Restaurants, barber and beauty shops, medical and dental offices, and retail shops drew patrons from Boyle and nearby counties. Until razed by urban renewal in 1973, the district was a center of local African American social and economic life.

(Reverse):
Danville's Doric Lodge No. 18 was founded 1888 as Boyle Association and moved to this site in 1920. For 50 years, the lodge was a cultural and social center of the African American community of Boyle County. Donations of $1,000 by each of ten members of the brotherhood secured a loan enabling construction of building in 1920. Over.
 
Erected 1995 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1958.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 37° 38.711′ N, 84° 46.252′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker is on 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Between Main & Walnut Streets next to Constitution Square across from Dr. Ephraim McDowell historic home. Marker is in this post office area: Danville KY 40422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) Marker side of the marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
2. Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) Marker side of the marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (a few steps from this marker); Ephraim McDowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Ephraim McDowell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker Daniel (within shouting distance of this marker); John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grayson's Tavern (about 400 feet away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. African AmericansFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
3. African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) Marker
Looking north on 2nd Street toward Main Street, Constitution Square on the right.
African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Forest McDermott, May 6, 2011
4. African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) Marker
Taken from across the street with Constitution Square in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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