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The Odd Fellows Building

The Odd Fellows building, or as it says on the column, Commerce Building. It’s 11 stories and was built in 1923 for the Grand Lodge of the IOOF (Independent Order of Odd Fellows).

The IOOF website says that

In 17th century England, it was odd to find people organized for the purpose of giving aid to those in need and of pursuing projects for the benefit of all mankind. Those who belonged to such an organization were called “Odd Fellows”. Odd Fellows are also known as “The Three Link Fraternity” which stands for Friendship, Love and Truth.


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