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Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144

 
 
Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
1. Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 Marker
Inscription. Organized in 1880, this fraternal organization was an active force in Fort Worth's black community during the early years of the twentieth century. Associated with a national order that had been chartered in 1843, the local lodge supported seminars and professional business training sessions. Lodge members built this structure in 1926 and held their meetings on the second floor until they disbanded in 1937. It stands as one of the few reminders of the original black business district in Fort Worth.
 
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2250.)
 
Location. 32° 45.292′ N, 97° 19.65′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and East 6th Street (Texas Highway 280), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 Grove St, Fort Worth TX 76102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Gilead Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Methodist Church Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Fort Worth Medical College (about
Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
2. Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 Marker
The marker is just to the right of the door.
500 feet away); Land Title Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Car 25 (approx. 0.2 miles away); African-American History (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wild Bunch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Worth.
 
Categories. African AmericansFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Fort Worth Lodge No. 2144 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
3. Fort Worth Lodge No. 2144 Marker
Fort Worth Lodge No. 2144 G U O of O F Organized Sept 13, 1880- Building Erected Apr 29, 1926. This is on the far left corner of the building.
Forth Worth Household No. 263 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
4. Forth Worth Household No. 263
Forth Worth Household No. 263 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 20, 2010
5. Forth Worth Household No. 263
 
 
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