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Norwood's Clubs and Fraternal Organizations

Listing is in alphabetical order. Remember, this is a historical listing — a club or fraternal organization may have moved, changed name or may no longer be active. The buildings may be demolished or may be used by other organizations.


  • Ancient Order of United Workmen (A. O. U. W.) - Norwood lodge instituted on December 23, 1892 with 35 members, including then Norwood Mayor Aaron McNeill. It was organized by District Deputy Moorehead
  • Ara Chapter No. 160 - [Order of Easter Star - Masonic] 2020 Hopkins Avenue
  • Calvary No. 39 - [White Shrine of Jerusalem - Masonic] 2051 Weyer Avenue
  • Evanston Lodge No. 695 - [Free and Accepted Masons - Masonic] 2020 Hopkins Avenue
  • Highland Aerie No. 449 - [Fraternal Order of Eagles] 2122 Washington Avenue
  • Justice Lodge No. 55 - [Independent Order of Shepherds] 2051 Weyer Avenue
  • Kirkup Lodge No. 401 - [Independent Order of Odd Fellows] 5129 Montgomery Road
  • Melrose Lodge No. 671 - [Free and Accepted Masons - Masonic] 2020 Hopkins Avenue
  • Normont No. 17 - [Knights of Pythias] 5129 Montgomery Road
  • Norwood Athletic Club [men's athletic organization] unknown meeting location
  • Norwood Chapter No. 193 - [Royal Arch Masons - Masonic] 2020 Hopkins Avenue
  • Norwood Chapter No. 421 - [Order of Easter Star - Masonic] 2020 Hopkins Avenue
  • Norwood Council - [Independent Order of Herdsmen] 2122 Washington Avenue
  • Norwood Council - [Knights of Columbus] 2122 Washington Avenue
  • Norwood Council No. 86 - [Daughters of America] 2051 Weyer Avenue
  • Norwood Council No. 226 - [Junior Order of United American Mechanics] 2051 Weyer Avenue
    [photo of Jr. Order's building on Weyer Avenue]
    [photo of Degree Team]
  • Norwood Lodge No. 301 - [Loyal Order of Moose] local chapter started in 1914 at Montgomery Rd. & Delaware Ave.; in 1915 (?–according to a 1964 newspaper article) moved to Sherman Avenue (a 1917 newspaper article has the Moose Lodge acquiring the old Harmon Memorial Baptist Church building at Sherman and Station Ave's. in 1917); in 1931 moved to 2004 Mills Avenue
  • Norwood Lodge No. 576 - [Free and Accepted Masons - Masonic] 2020 Hopkins Avenue
  • Norwood Story Tellers League - [women's club - met monthly to read published stories] unknown meeting place, perhaps the Norwood Federation of Women's Club House
  • Norwood Thistle Temple - [Knights of Pythias] 2051 Weyer Avenue
  • Rebekah Lodge No. 673 - [Daughters of Rebekah] 5129 Montgomery Road
  • Trinity Commandery No. 44 - [Knights Templar - Masonic] 2020 Hopkins Avenue
  • United Commercial Travelers No. 2 - [United Commercial Travelers] 2051 Weyer Avenue
  • Walnut Hills Junior Order No. 124 - [Junior Order of United American Mechanics] 2051 Weyer Avenue
  • Women of Mooseheart Chapter No. 742 - [Loyal Order of Moose] 2004 Mills Avenue

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