Dating from early 18th century England. the Odd Fellows charitable work was aimed at helping the poor Members of the Checotah Lodge #20 gained permission to begin construction of the Odd Fellows Home in 1900, with Oklahoma architect Joseph Foucart Closed in 1981, the orphanage has been home to over 900 residents Although a new use has been found, the property is in need of attention.
Odd Fellows Widows & Orphans Home – Checotah
|City/Town: • Checotah|
|Location Class: • Residential|
|Built: 1902 | Abandoned: 1902|
|Historic Designation: • National Register of Historic Places (June 14, 2001)|
|Status: • Saved|
|Year(s) Listed: • 2005|