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Glenwood Springs in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

I.O.O.F. Building

 
 
I.O.O.F. Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. I.O.O.F. Building Marker
Inscription. Sovereign Grand Lodge of Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) working hard to establish their own permanent meeting place.

After being in many different locations in the downtown, the began construction of their new lodge in 1898. The progress was slow due to availability of funding to continue building. In January of 1905 the brick walls were completed to the second story, but not ready to be occupied for meetings. The building was completed in June 1905.

Many civic & social groups used the lodge building. In 1910 the First Church of Christ Scientist worshipped in the building. Another fraternal organization, the Woodmen of Woodcraft, held meetings at the hall, as did the American Legion.

The first floor of the building has generated revenue for the lodge. Through-out its history it has housed a billiard hall, hardware store, Montgomery Wards, gift shop and art gallery. The revenue from the rent is used for various social causes in the community.

Pete and Margie Crow leased the space for their business, Downtown Drug, in the year 2000. They purchased the building from the Order of the Odd Fellows in 2009. Reinventions were started to bring the building to its original beauty with completion finished in 2010.
 
Erected by the Frontier Historical
I.O.O.F. Building and marker is in the middle of the photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. I.O.O.F. Building and marker is in the middle of the photo.
Society and the City of Glenwood Springs.
 
Location. 39° 32.745′ N, 107° 19.498′ W. Marker is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in Garfield County. Marker is on Grand Avenue (Colorado Route 82) south of 8th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 825 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCoy-Armory Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hughes-Anderson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens National Bank Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Delaplane, Father of Colorado Mountain College (about 300 feet away); Healthy Atmosphere Rehabilitated Soldiers (about 300 feet away); CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood (about 300 feet away); Immigrants Found Future in Colorado (about 300 feet away); "The First National Bank Building" (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenwood Springs.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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