German Central Organization

German Central Organization (HMG3E)

Location: Parma, OH 44130 Cuyahoga County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 21.175', W 81° 45.322'

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Founded in 1924 and incorporated in 1925, the German Central Organization was established to serve all people of German descent and was the central meeting place for immigrants of various ethnic groups following both world wars. During the difficult years of the Great Depression, the German Central Organization distributed money to needy German-Americans and helped thousands to find jobs by providing free employment service. Anti-German sentiment during World War II culminated in a vandal attack on the German Central Organization farm in 1942. Despite damage to the property and decreased membership, the German Central Organization rebounded and remains a solid pillar of the community.
HM NumberHMG3E
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number69-18
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Ohio Bicentennial Commission and the Ohio Historical Society
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:08am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 436812 N 4578210
Decimal Degrees41.35291667, -81.75536667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.175', W 81° 45.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 10.50" N, 81° 45' 19.32" W
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Area Code(s)440, 216
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10009 Vienna Dr, Parma OH 44130, US
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