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I.O.O.F. Lodge - Corsicana, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 32° 05.779 W 096° 27.940
14S E 739165 N 3553923
Quick Description: A three story Italianate brick building circa 1900.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/2/2018 5:47:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMZF9A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
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The intricate Italianate detailing on this imposing 3-story brick building establishes it as one of Corsicana's outstanding examples of Victorian era architectural design.

Built between 1894 and 1900, the stacked vertical block form incorporated retail space on the ground floor with meeting space for a fraternal organization above. The building initially housed T.G. Brooks' agricultural implements store on the first and second floors, with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall occupying the third floor (Sanborn Map Company, 1900).

An important community institution, the local chapter had garnered support for establishing the national I.O.O.F. Widows and Orphans Home at Corsicana in 1885. The lodge continued to meet on the top floor of the building for many years, although the ground floor hosted a variety of occupants during the 1930s and 1940s, including Sowell Brothers Groceries and the Shipp and Bunch grocery store (Corsicana City Directory, 1941).

The superb craftsmanship of its Italianate detailing distinguish this building as one of the most significant examples of commercial architecture in the city.

Location Details:
The building initially housed T.G. Brooks' agricultural implements store on the first and second floors, with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall occupying the third floor (Sanborn Map Company, 1900). An important community institution, the local chapter had garnered support for establishing the national I.O.O.F. Widows and Orphans Home at Corsicana in 1885. The lodge continued to meet on the top floor of the building for many years, although the ground floor hosted a variety of occupants during the 1930s and 1940s, including Sowell Brothers Groceries and the Shipp and Bunch grocery store (Corsicana City Directory, 1941)


Date of construction: 1900

location website: Not listed

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