newport fraternals

Newport, Kentucky

Masonic Club, Newport
Northeast corner of 7th & York

Campbell Frill Line

An 1848 account of Newport's Burns Lodge's installation is here.

Campbell Frill Line

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Newport Aerie #280
Fraternal order of Eagles
Northwest corner of 8th and York
Loyal Order of the Moose
Newport Lodge, number 510
321 Washington

Thanks to Pilar Garza for this, on the a picture on the left: “I am writing because I was so happy to find this picture. This building is currently the York St. Cafe at 738 York. The bottom floor serves as the restaurant and still has all or most of the original cabinets from when it was the George Widrig Pharmacy. The second floor is a nightclub and the third is an art gallery. The fourth floor is a private art studio space. The owner, Terry Cunningham, says that there used to be a bank on the first floor, between the F.O.E. side entrance and the pharmacy entrance on the corner. Also, it is said that the bar in the second floor nightclub is from the old Wiedemann Brewing Company and was taken apart and brought there by the Eagles.”

 

 

Newport, Kentucky

Newport, Kentucky

Knights of Columbus
Newport Council No. 1301
24 E Third Street

 

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Newport Elks Lodge, Number 273
312 York

 

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Twin City Council No. 9, O.U.A.M.
Order of United American Mechanics
821 York
Newport Gymnasium Association
22 East Street

 

It's easy to underestimate the influence and scope of fraternal organizations
 in communities a century ago.  In 1910, in Newport, there were:

Fraternal Organizations
Masonic Temples (8 chapters)
Improved Order of Red Men (3 chapters)
Ancient Order of United Workmen
Knights of Pythias (4 chapters)
Independent Order of Odd Fellows (9 chapters)
Knights of Columbus
Knights of the Maccabees
Ladies of the Maccabees
Grand Army of the Republic
Sons of Veterans
Ladies Auxiliary to Sons of Veterans
Patriotic Order of America
Patriotic Order Sons of America
Knights of the Golden Eagle
Ladies of the Golden Eagle
Knights and Ladies of Honor (2 chapters)
Knights of Honor (2 chapters)
Loyal Americans of the Republic
Modern Woodmen of America
National Protective Legion
Order of Iroquois
Order of Owls
Royal Circle
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers (2 chapters)
Royal Arcanum
Junior Order of United American Mechanics (2 chapters)
Daughters of America  (3 chapters)
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
Royal Neighbors
Shepherds of Bethlehem (2 chapters)
Spanish War Veterans
Ladies Auxiliary
Tribe of Ben Hur
Fraternal Order of Eagles
 . . .and trade unions for: bartenders, bricklayers, carpenters (2), horseshoers, barbers, musicians, painters, retail clerks, stonemasons, team drivers, and garment workers.

Campbell Frill Line

Story of a Cincinnati man who was kidnapped near the Newport Odd Fellows' Hall and taken to Florence for flogging in 1917, here.

Campbell Frill Line

The Ku Klux Klan in Newport, here.

Campbell Frill Line