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SAVING OUR HISTORY
In March of this 2015, a
heavy snowstorm caused a collapse of the roof of the Historic
Odd Fellows Building. This particular Odd Fellows Chapter is
unique as it became home to the Grand United Order of Odd
Fellows Washington Lodge #1513 in 1886. This organization was
founded by Former slaves in 1872 just following the end of the
Civil War. This lodge is the only remaining active Grand United
Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in Kentucky and possibly the oldest
African American fraternal organization in the state.
For more information
please contact New Castle Main Street Manager Jeff Thoke at
502-645-5421, New Castle Preservation Board Chairman Joe Yates
at 502-845-4441, President of Odd Fellows Washington Lodge #1513
Richard Smith at 502-330-4908, or Friend of the Odd Fellows
Sandra Smith at 502-232-0929.
The wall is now
stabilized, the building is under cover, but plenty of work
remains. In the meanwhile there is now in place a
historical marker at the sidewalk right in front of the
building. Thanks to all that made this possible and continue
to preserve our history.
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