Eagle Lodge #132
200, 202 S. Emporia




Nominated for the
Kansas & National Registers of Historic Places


(Quoted from a Dec. 13, 2007 news release of the Kansas Historic Society: http://www.kshs.org/news/releases/pdfs/2007_kshs_national_register_Dec07.pdf)

The Eagles Lodge #132 building, located at 200, 202 S. Emporia, has a rich social history
associated with the Eagles fraternal organization and a long-time Wichita funerary business. It
is being nominated to the National Register for its social history and for its architectural
significance as a good local example of the Beaux Arts style on an early twentieth century
building. The building was constructed in two phases beginning in 1916. The first two-story
section, built for a cost of $11,000, originally housed a grocery store and an Eagle’s fraternal
lodge. At the time of its dedication on November 29, 1916, the lodge consisted of a “large
lodge room, a smoking room, a women’s rest room and a kitchen.” The Eagles held regular
meetings at this building on Tuesday nights, but by 1927 the lodge was no longer listed in the
city directory at this location. Historic research and use of space indicates that a 1921
addition, built of reinforced concrete with brick facing, was constructed for $19,550 with a
new tenant in mind. The Flanagan-Bourman Funeral Home occupied the first floor of the
addition, where they continued business until 1986.

Photo by DC & VC, 1-08