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Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW

 
 
Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., August 12, 2020
1. Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW Marker
The structures seen in the last 2 photos do not seem to be there anymore. On Aug. 12, 2020, I found this is along same part of Cleveland Avenue, in a complex called Cleveland Station. The address is 55 W. Cleveland Avenue, in zipcode 19711.
Inscription.  The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World was formally organized in 1898. Designed to promote civic improvements, the IBPOEW is one of the largest fraternal organizations of its type in the world. Responding to the request of a group of Newark citizens, the IBPOEW issued a charter for Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 on March 29, 1923. The first Exalted Ruler of the new lodge was W. G. Saunders, a long-time leader in Newark's African-American community. The present Lodge Hall was purchased in 1938. Formerly a store and pool hall, it has served as the home of Lodge #349 since that time. It is also the meeting place of Elizabeth Boulden Temple #269, a women's organization which is affiliated with the IBPOEW. Since its founding in 1923, the Pride of Delaware Lodge has continued in its efforts to promote "the nobleness of soul and goodness of heart" through various activities within the Newark community.
 
Erected 2003 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-129.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans
Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW Marker
Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 39° 41.134′ N, 75° 45.426′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on W. Cleveland Ave., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark DE 19711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New London Road Community (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John African Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Zion Union American Methodist Episcopal (UAME) Church (about 600 feet away); R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home (about 800 feet away); Newark's New London Community (approx. 0.2 miles away); Deer Park Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raub Hall (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Elk's Lodge Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
3. Elk's Lodge Hall
Sculpture in front of Elk's Lodge image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
4. Sculpture in front of Elk's Lodge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,950 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 12, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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