Abandoned Fraternal Organizations

Fraternal / Pennsylvania

A gallery of abandoned fraternal organizations in the United States.


Iona Grange No. 272

The original Iona Grange No. 272 is located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Part of the National Grange, the non-profit, non-partisan fraternal organization advocated for rural America and agriculture. In June 1905, Iona Grange No. 272 purchased a lot in Burlington Township and soon erected a two-story hall. 1 The Iona Grange later relocated to nearby Franklindale.

“If any man will not work (doing something that the world needs to have done), neither let him eat.” 1


IOOF Mary Rebekah Lodge No. 109 / Winterburn Lodge No. 319

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Mary Rebekah Lodge No. 109 and Winterburn Lodge No. 319 is located in Green Bank, West Virginia. The IOOF became the first fraternity in the United States to accept women when it adopted the Degree of Rebekah on September 20, 1851. 2

IOOF Mary Rebekah Lodge No. 109 / Winterburn Lodge No. 319

A view of the IOOF Mary Rebekah Lodge No. 109 / Winterburn Lodge No. 319 in the late evening.


Sources

  1. Atlman, J.T. The State Grange.” The Star [Reynoldsville], 21 Jun. 1905, p. 4.
  2. “History.” The Sovereign Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellowsarticle.