Western Bohemian-Fraternal Association

Photographed September 26, 2014
Erected by The Chippewa County Historical Society
Cadott, Chippewa County, Wisconsin
45° 2.314′ N, 91° 8.788′ W
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WESTERN
BOHEMIAN-FRATERNAL
ASSOCIATION

ZAPADNI
CESKA-BRATRSKA
JEDNOTA
The ZCBJ Lodge Hall which 45 charter members built in 1907 is a tangible symbol of the ethnic heritage – social, fraternal and philosophical ideals of the Czech immigrants settling 7 miles north of Cadott.

SOKOL, a gymnastic organization, performed at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.

A unique, itinerant artist-painted curtain depicting Karlstein Castle near Prague highlights the stage added in 1922 to serve the active drama-music group.

The "HALL" lovingly maintained continues to be a bonding social center for the loyal descendants preserving their heritage in America.
The property is located on northbound Wisconsin Route 27, at its intersection with westbound 135th Avenue, at 26054 135th Avenue, Cadott, Wisconsin 54727.

ZCBJ - WFLA LODGE #141 / Bratri Novych Hradu (Brothers of New Castles)

ChippePedia: Bohemian Hall, Cadott
The ZCBJ-WFLA Lodge began on April 17, 1904, as a fraternal association with the sole purpose of benefiting its members. It became the center of social-humanitarian activities for the Czech settlers in the Cadott Wisconsin area. Hvezda Lodge #100 of Haugen Wisconsin sponsored the 24 charter members - 18 men and 6 women.
The building is listed (added 1992) on the National Register of Historic Places: Wisconsin: Chippewa County.

This marker is No. 32 in a series of historical markers erected by the Chippewa County Historical Society.

These markers are also at this location:

See also, Bohemian National Cemetery and Bohemian National Cemetery Veterans Memorial, related markers at a nearby location.



This building gleams in the sunshine!





Nearby fall colors . . . 

and a rafter of turkeys on the run (turkeys terrify easily).

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