Courtesy of Anuta Research Center
Lodge Perun 73 of the Western Bohemian Fraternal Association was organized Sept. 30, 1899, and held its first meeting at the Bohemian Hall on Quimby Avenue (now 6th Avenue) in Menominee. The old wooden building was originally the Presbyterian Church which was damaged by fire and was moved to the Quimby Avenue site. The lodge had one of the largest fraternal memberships in the Twin Cities. Dues were initially 15 cents per month. The lodge was one of the most active organizations in the community with weekly bingo games, dances open to the public, and other events. The spacious hall was rented out for weddings, anniversaries and other social celebrations. It also served as the first ward voting precinct for many years. Living quarters for the caretaker and his family were in the rear of the building. The building was later sold. Fire destroyed the structure about five years ago. The ruins of the fire remain a neighborhood eyesore today.
Courtesy of Anuta Research Center
Lodge Perun 73 of the Western Bohemian Fraternal Association was organized Sept. 30, 1899, and held its first meeting at the Bohemian Hall on Quimby Avenue (now 6th Avenue) in Menominee. The old wooden building was originally the Presbyterian Church which was damaged by fire and was moved to the Quimby Avenue site. The lodge had one of the largest fraternal memberships in the Twin Cities. Dues were initially 15 cents per month. The lodge was one of the most active organizations in the community with weekly bingo games, dances open to the public, and other events. The spacious hall was rented out for weddings, anniversaries and other social celebrations. It also served as the first ward voting precinct for many years. Living quarters for the caretaker and his family were in the rear of the building. The building was later sold. Fire destroyed the structure about five years ago. The ruins of the fire remain a neighborhood eyesore today.
Lodge Perun 73 of the Western Bohemian Fraternal Association was organized Sept. 30, 1899, and held its first meeting at the Bohemian Hall on Quimby Avenue (now 6th Avenue) in Menominee. The old wooden building was originally the Presbyterian Church which was damaged by fire and was moved to the Quimby Avenue site. The lodge had one of the largest fraternal memberships in the Twin Cities. Dues were initially 15 cents per month. The lodge was one of the most active organizations in the community with weekly bingo games, dances open to the public, and other events. The spacious hall was rented out for weddings, anniversaries and other social celebrations. It also served as the first ward voting precinct for many years. Living quarters for the caretaker and his family were in the rear of the building. The building was later sold. Fire destroyed the structure about five years ago. The ruins of the fire remain a neighborhood eyesore today.