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the Grand United Order of Oddfellows

7 March, 2012

Upon seeing this building in downtown Philadelphia, the Author thought she might just have found the Society for her.



Perhaps the Odd Fellows were a group of curious (in both senses) individuals who share a love of the quirks, oddities and little charms of life?

In fact, the Order of Odd Fellows’ goals are a bit loftier: “to improve and elevate every person to a higher, nobler plane; to extend sympathy and aid to those in need, making their burdens lighter, relieving the darkness of despair; to war against vice in every form, and to be a great moral power and influence for the good of humanity”*. The Author just wants to watch Screwball Comedies, share spottings of ghost advertisements and flâneur.

*the ever resourceful Wikipedia

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    18 March, 2012 2:38 pm

    Where is it?

  2. 8 April, 2012 3:21 pm

    At 12th and Spruce in Our Fair Philadelphia.

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