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Eastern Star Home 1937 Philadelphia

 
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Posted 04/02/2019   8:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Turtle2900 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not sure I am reading the picture correctly, but I think it says Eastern Star Home.
I zoomed in and cropped the sign.
From what I researched, if the text is accurate, it is the meeting place for the Order of the Eastern Star (related to the Masons)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order...Eastern_Star

And one of the members couldn't make it to the meeting so sent a postcard to Sister Mary?

Where did the word "Defender" come from below the stamp? Part of the postcard?

Anybody familiar with Philadelphia and 3333 Chestnut St? It's a parking garage now, but used to be a historic street of some sort.




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Posted 04/02/2019   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The "Defender" is part of the stamp box area. Here is an image borrowed and cropped from Ebay:

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3333 Chestnut in Philly is now a parking garage, according to the Google earth view.
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I created an account just to share this photo, I found it in my attic.
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They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spotů

Joni Mitchell.
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Rod, really!
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Turtle2900- 3rd and Chestnut is a part of a small shopping/drinking/dining area in Philly called "Old City". It's supposed to be the oldest part of the city.

I couldn't find anything specific on the home but considering they run nursing homes still today. that's probably what it was.

You can find out more than you may want to know about the order at the time of the card at oes.org/category/1930-1939.
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Eastern Star was the female branch of the Masons. You needed something for the wives to do, but they couldn't be part of the manly arcane ceremonies in the Lodge. I assume that they had E.S. homes for the widows, similar to those for elderly Masons.
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