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Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW

 
 
Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. Pride of Delaware Lodge #349 IBPOEW Marker
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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers.
Elk's Lodge Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. Elk's Lodge Hall
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John African Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home (about 800 feet away); Deer Park Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old College (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Diamonds Walkway (approx. mile away); New London Avenue School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Newark United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCharity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Persons
 
Sculpture in front of Elk's Lodge image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
3. Sculpture in front of Elk's Lodge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,799 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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