Sunday, April 9, 2017


Newport, RI  2017

I think this building at one time belonged the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a non-political, non-sectarian fraternal organization which was founded in the United States in 1819.  I know all fraternal organizations have seen a decline in membership during the last 30-40 years, and I think this lodge suffered the same fate.  They did have a fine building for their lodge and perhaps still do.  The lower floors were occupied by retails stores. 

1 comment:

  1. The photos in those windows are certainly surprising. Apparently the Odd Fellows do not want anyone looking in their windows.