That same year the lodge occupied the building at 817 Church St. in Decatur, a space they have utilized for 115 years. The structure is a two-story, stucco over block building with a gabled roof and a balcony supported by three brick columns. Over the years, the membership, and funding levels of the lodge has declined. Because of this, the building has suffered decades of deferred maintenance. Recently, the City of Decatur issued notice to the group requiring these repairs be made or face demolition. The lodge lacks the funding and knowledge to accomplish these repairs and save their historic building. However, they have the organization to succeed with the needed assistance that potentially comes with the recognition afforded by listing to Places in Peril.
For more information about the Braxdall Lodge, please contact:
Winston Engram: 256.445.0087, uhawl99gmail.com