African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.)

African American Business District - Doric Lodge No. 18 (F. & A.M.-P.H.A.) (HMXKH)

Location: Danville, KY 40422 Boyle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 38.711', W 84° 46.252'

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In this block a thriving African American business district stood for over 100 years. Restaurants, barber and beauty shops, medical and dental offices, and retail shops drew patrons from Boyle and nearby counties. Until razed by urban renewal in 1973, the district was a center of local African American social and economic life.

Danville's Doric Lodge No. 18 was founded 1888 as Boyle Association and moved to this site in 1920. For 50 years, the lodge was a cultural and social center of the African American community of Boyle County. Donations of $1,000 by each of ten members of the brotherhood secured a loan enabling construction of building in 1920. Over.
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1958
Year Placed1995
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 4:40am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 696663 N 4168785
Decimal Degrees37.64518333, -84.77086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.711', W 84° 46.252'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 42.66" N, 84° 46' 15.12" W
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Area Code(s)859, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130-198 S 2nd St, Danville KY 40422, US
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