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Colored Lodges - Paducah, KY

An early listing of the Colored lodges is on p. 3 of the Paducah Daily Sun, 11/16/1896. The Masonic Hall was located at 224 Broadway, where meetings took place on the third floor. Later lists can be found in Caron's Paducah Directory For the Years 1914-1915 and For the Years 1918-1919. Below is a combined list of the Colored lodges found in both directories.

Colored Lodges that met at the Odd Fellows Hall on Adams Street: Colored Lodges that met at the Masonic Temple at 501-505 S. 7th Street:
  • Eastern Light Chapter
  • International Order of 12, Queen Sara Tabernacle No.30
  • Johnathan and David Friendship Assembly No.1
  • Knights of Pythias, Court of Calanthe (Ladies Auxiliary)
  • Knights of Pythias, Cymbolene Lodge No.19
  • Knights of Pythias, Echo Lodge
  • Knights of Pythias, Juvenile Lodge
  • Knights of Pythias, Keystone Lodge
  • Mt. Zion Lodge No.6
  • Pride of Paducah
  • Pride of the Purchase No.12 (Co. H. Uniform Rank)
  • Queen Esther Chapter No. 4 (Order of Eastern Star)
  • Queen of the South Chapter
  • Stone Square Lodge No.5
  • Susannah Chapter No. 2 (Order of Eastern Star)
Colored Lodges:
  • Daughters of Zion Hall, located at 619 South Eighth Street
  • Hodd Carrier's Hall, located at 126 1/2 Kentucky Avenue

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NKAA Source: Paducah daily sun (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Paducah (McCracken County, Ky.) directory (serial)
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