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Eads in Kiowa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.

Works Progress Administration

 
 
Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. WPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2018
1. Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. WPA Marker
Inscription.
Erected through
the cooperation of
Federal, State and
local governments
by Works Progress
Administration
Dedicated to the
enrichment
of human lives
A record of
permanent
achievement

 
Erected by Works Progress Administration.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 38° 28.811′ N, 102° 46.969′ W. Marker is in Eads, Colorado, in Kiowa County. Marker is on West 13th Street east of Slater Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just right of the 13th Street entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Eads CO 81036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eads Roadside Park Exhibit (approx. ¼ mile away); High Plains Country (approx. ¼ mile away); Kiowa County Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M.
During the year 1911 a group of Masons from various lodges and states in the Union, who were farmers, businessmen, ranchers and homesteaders in Kiowa County, gathered at Eads and decided to form a Masonic lodge. The first
Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. (<i>WPA marker visible right of door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2018
2. Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. (WPA marker visible right of door)
stated communication was held Saturday evening, December 14, 1912 and the membership has steadily increased ever since that time, except for the period between 1928 and 1938 during which there was no work recorded because of the depression. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Works Progress Administration.
Works Progress Administration (WPA), also called (1939–43) Work Projects Administration, was a work program for the unemployed that was created in 1935 under U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. During its eight-year existence, the WPA put some 8.5 million people to work (over 11 million were unemployed in 1934) at a cost to the federal government of approximately $11 billion. The agency’s construction projects produced more than 650,000 miles (1,046,000 km) of roads; 125,000 public buildings; 75,000 bridges; 8,000 parks; and 800 airports. (Submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2018
3. Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. Memorial Plaque

To Commemorate
The Bicentennial of the Constitution of the U.S.
and
75 years of Unity Lodge NO. 142 A.F. & A.M.
Chartered 1912
Dedicated to the Kiowa County, Colorado Veterans
of the Armed Forces who maintain our freedom.
Presented to the City of Eads, Colorado May 2, 1987
by Unity Lodge No. 142 A.F. & A.M.
under the auspices of the Most Worshipful
Grand Lodge of Masons of Colorado
Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. (<i>Memorial visible under flagpole at left of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 26, 2018
4. Unity Lodge No. 142, A.F. & A.M. (Memorial visible under flagpole at left of building)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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