Eagles Hall - Coleman, AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 49° 38.029 W 114° 30.227
11U E 680242 N 5500910
Quick Description: Just six years after the town of Coleman was built around the International Coal and Coke Company coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass, the Fraternal Order of Eagles were organized in Coleman and had this lodge built in 1909.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/8/2015 1:50:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMPCCR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 1

Long Description:
Eagles Hall

Contractor E. Morino erected this building in 1909 - 1910 for the Fraternal Order of Eagles, who met upstairs and rented the main floor as retail space. In 1920 the International Order of Odd Fellows purchased the building. Retail merchants included druggist R. R. Webb and clothier George Neil.

During the Great Depression Frank Aboussafy left a successful family business in Wetaskiwin to strike out on his own. He settled in this busy coal town in 1936 and purchased this building, selling mens' clothing, hats and shoes on the main floor and women's clothing from the basement until retiring in 1967. Aboussafy was mayor of Coleman from 1943 to 1962.
From the plaque at the site

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Type of Marker: Cultural

Sign Age: Historic Site or Building Marker

Parking: Parking available at site

Placement agency: Crowsnest Heritage

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