Thursday, September 30, 2010

38. Odd Fellows Hall

When built in 1856, this hall contained stores on the street level and an auditorium and lodges on the upper floors. It is said that Amos Shinkle who was a member of the lodge brought John A. Roebling in to create the system of cables that hold the upper floors. This hall has seen many things throughout the years like holding Confederate prisoners, a celebration for General Ulysses S. Grant, and in later years it was used for boxing matches and a roller skating rink. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is now the home of The Grand, a banquet and reception hall.

Odd Fellows Hall
434 Madison Avenue, Covington

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