Diamond Springs in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Diamond Springs I.O.O.F. No. 09 Lodge Hall
The oldest fraternal edifice in continuous use on the West Coast. Built on this hillside, not on the main street as in the usual practice for the era. It avoided the ravages of fire which razed the town of Diamond Springs on several occasions. Dedicated to the fraternal spirit of the ‘49ers who truly embodied the precepts of friendship, loyalty, and charity, by Placerville Parlor No. 9.
Joseph L. Neitzel, Grand President
March 16, 1991
In Memory of James D. Phelan
Erected 1991 by Native Sons of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 16, 1991.
Location. 38° 41.716′ N, 120° 48.973′ W. Marker is in Diamond Springs, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Odd Fellows Road and North Street. Marker is located Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3737 Odd Fellows Road, Diamond Springs CA 95619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Odd Fellows Hall (here, next to this marker); Diamond Springs (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hiram No.43 Masonic Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); El Dorado (approx. 2 miles away); El Dorado (Mud Springs) (approx. 2 miles away); Johnson Cutoff Trail - Placerville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Carson Trail - Placerville (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cemetery of Lost Souls (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Diamond Springs.
Regarding Diamond Springs I.O.O.F. No. 09 Lodge Hall. See "Near By" Marker Odd Fellows Hall for additional information and additional photos of the Hall.
Also see . . .
1. Diamond Springs IOOF. A short history of the IOOF in Diamond Springs (Submitted on May 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. El Dorado County’s “Diamond in the Rough”. Sierra Foothills Magazine website entry (Submitted on May 22, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
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