IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building

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IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building
IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building is located in Montana
IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building
IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building is located in the US
IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building
Location 123 W. River St., Fromberg, Montana
Coordinates 45°23′31″N 108°54′31″W / 45.39194°N 108.90861°W / 45.39194; -108.90861Coordinates: 45°23′31″N 108°54′31″W / 45.39194°N 108.90861°W / 45.39194; -108.90861
Area less than one acre
Built 1906
Architect Gibson,John
Architectural style Flat roof two-story brick
MPS Fromberg MPS
NRHP Reference # 92001778[1]
Added to NRHP January 28, 1993

The IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building was built in 1906 at the west end of downtown Fromberg, Montana. It was the first brick building in Fromberg and served historically as a department store and as a meeting hall.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

It is a two-story flat-roofed building constructed of brick laid in English bond. It has parapets and corbeled cornices; the front parapet has a concrete medallion holding metal figures "IOOF," "1906," and the Odd Fellows emblem.[2]

A 1992 review of historic resources in Fromberg commented that "Little is known about the organizational activities of the I.O.O.F in Fromberg", beyond that the I.O.O.F. was the first fraternal organization in Fromberg and that it financed construction of the building in 1906, and then was active for about 20 years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Mary McCormick and Erika Kuhlman (April 1992). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: IOOF Hall and Fromberg Co-operative Mercantile Building" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 26, 2016.  with two photos from 1992
  3. ^ Mary E. McCormick (August 1992). "Historic and Architectural Properties in Fromberg, Montana" (PDF). Retrieved December 26, 2016.