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American Federation of Human Rights Headquarters

Douglas County

The cluster of buildings serves as the headquarters of the corporate arm of a Co-Masonic fraternal order.  This organization is associated with early 20th century efforts to facilitate bargaining for better working conditions, and Co-Masonry reflected the trend toward the further emancipation of women.

A view of the building from a corner angle with white walls and blow trim. There is a leafless tree in the center of the photograph and a leafy one on the left.

American Federation of Human Rights Headquarters

The group purchased the land in 1916 in order to establish a headquarters, a retirement place for coal miners, and a home for orphans and widows.  The focal point of the complex is the Administration Building, constructed in 1924.