Glacier Lodge #99 - Whitefish, MT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 24.579 W 114° 20.215
11U E 697067 N 5365259
Quick Description: This IOOF Lodge is on the northwest corner of East Third Street and Central Avenue in downtown Whitefish.
Location: Montana, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2014 3:15:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVZ9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
According to the cornerstone, the Odd Fellows built their hall in 1923. We assume that this is very near the time in which the Odd Fellows themselves organized in the town. They built themselves a fine buff coloured brick two storey building. It was built of local bricks supplied by Mike and Billy Berne of Whitefish. Two of the builders of the building were John and Bert Benson, both skilled carpenters and masons who worked on several Whitefish buildings at the time. We assume that, as was the norm, the Odd Fellows paid many of the bills by renting out the lower floor and occupying the upper floor themselves.

Today the lower floor is occupied by the Copperleaf Chocolat Company, Whitefish Pottery, the Hair Hut and the Stillwater Gallery.

Though there is no indication that the Lodge remains extant, as late as 2009 the Odd Fellow & Rebekah Scholarship was being awarded to Whitefish High School graduates.

IOOF

Location Details:
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Date of construction: 1923

location website: Not listed

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