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Old Fellows Home
Old Fellows Home
TitleOld Fellows Home
DescriptionExterior view of a group of men posed in front of the Odd Fellows Home located just south of Liberty, Missouri on Highway 291. Written on the picture: "Od[d] Fellows Home near Liberty, Mo. C.D. Lucas - Dedicated." Check mark over the first man seated from the left and identified as Judge Cohen. Back of picture reads: "Opening Odd Fellows Home, Liberty, Mo., C.D. Lucas maid address." Photograph is partially missing. The dedication of the home was May 24, 1895.
Date1895
Item TypePhotograph, b/w, 7 x 9.5 in.
CollectionGeneral Collection (P1), Fraternal Organizations--Odd Fellows, #1
NotesOriginally called the Reed Springs Hotel and built in 1888 because of the mineral springs located there. In 1891 Willard E. Winner, well known promoter, bought the property and changed the name to the Winner Hotel. In 1895, the hotel was purchased by the Odd Fellows as a home for widows and orphans of the members. Five years later the home was destroyed by fire and then rebuilt.
SubjectFraternal organizations
Orphans
Widows
Local SubjectOdd Fellows Home of Missouri
Liberty, Missouri
Digital FormatJPEG
Barcode10016334
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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