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Eudora in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

726 Main Street

Masonic Doric Lodge #83

 
 
726 Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2014
1. 726 Main Street Marker
Inscription.  
This building was completed in 1891 to serve as home for the Eudora branch of the Ancient Order of United Workers (Lodge #112). The Eudora branch of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Doric Lodge #83) started to meet at this location in the 1890's and eventually assumed ownership of the building. The Masons met on the second floor while renting the first floor to various businesses over the years, including barber shops and restaurants.
 
Erected 2012 by Eudora Area Historical Society and Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceLabor Unions. A significant historical year for this entry is 1891.
 
Location. 38° 56.746′ N, 95° 5.924′ W. Marker is in Eudora, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Main Street north of 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 726 Main Street, Eudora KS 66025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 724 Main Street (here, next to this marker); 720/722 Main Street (a
726 Main Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2014
2. 726 Main Street and Marker
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few steps from this marker); 719 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 715 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 711 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 736 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 707 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 701 Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eudora.
 
Also see . . .  Doric Lodge #83, Eudora KS. Mason Post website entry (Submitted on August 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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via Where the Wakarusa Meets the Kaw, unknown
3. History of Eudora, Kansas
Where the Wakarusa Meets the Kaw website entry:
Shawnee Tribal Leader Paschal Fish and his Daughter, Eudora
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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May. 28, 2022