I.O.O.F. Hennepin Lodge No. 4

You can read about the history and designation of the I.O.O.F. Hennepin Lodge No. 4 historic landmark.


1964, City Planning Staff    


      2015, CPED Staff

Address: 404 West Broadway

Neighborhood: Hawthorne

Construction Date: 1897

Contractor: Unknown

Architect: Unknown

Historic Use: Fraternal Lodge; Commercial

Current Use: Vacant

Date of Local Designation: 2016

Date of National Designation: N/A

Area of Significance: Social History; Community Identity

Period of Significance: 1897-1964

Historic Profile: 404 West Broadway, constructed in 1897, is an example of an early Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F) hall. Begun in England as a fraternal organization dedicated to mutual assistance, the Order moved to the United States in 1819, and to what is now known as Minnesota in 1848. The Odd Fellows were a pioneering fraternal organization in terms of women’s rights, being the first national fraternity to permit female members beginning in 1851. The Odd Fellows were also pioneers in social welfare, establishing very early retirement homes and orphanages for members. For over eighty years, 404 West Broadway was the home to Hennepin Lodge No. 4 (the second lodge established in Minneapolis and the fourth lodge established in the state) and Hiawatha Rebekah Lodge #2 (the first Rebekah lodge in Minneapolis and the second in the state).

Photo Credits:

1964, City Planning Department Staff

2015, CPED Staff

Works Cited:

Designation Study: “404 West Broadway” 2015

Updated: February 2016

Community Planning & Economic Development

Historic Preservation




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