The Odd Fellows Building

The Odd Fellows Building (HM2LJ5)

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N 38° 20.096', W 90° 9.001'

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202 South Main

— Waterloo, Monroe Co. Ill, Laid Out in 1818 —

and Augustus Freirdich took over the theater after Mr & Mrs. Hall retired.

In support of President Franklin Roosevelt's polio ailment, the theater held an annual March of Dimes dance to raise funds for polio research in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

The theater changed ownership again with the Tobin Family of St. Louis. After that, it was operated by Vernal Elliot, Tom Kutterer, Tony Giglotto, Don & Barb Crook, Paul Carlson and, finally, again by Giglotto.

In 1999, the Monroe Actors Stage Company (MASC) formed and on the 75th Anniversary of the Capitol Theater, MASC debuted their first live play, Harvey and still perform several plays every year.

The building is still used as the meeting place for the Waterloo Oddfellows Lodge #27. The basement hall is used by Waterloo Knights of Columbus and since February 21, 1975 is home of the Waterloo Barbershoppers. Petrie Insurance was once located in the building as well.

Researched by Gibault Students Paige Lane, Emily Larsen, Amanda Schmidt & Jess Wittenauer
HM NumberHM2LJ5
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Waterloo Beautification Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 749102 N 4246822
Decimal Degrees38.33493333, -90.15001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 20.096', W 90° 9.001'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 20' 5.76" N, 90° 9' 0.059999999999967" W
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