Instituted March 26, 1855
Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday 6:00pm
Meeting Location: 10 Main St, Jackson, CA 95642
Mailing Address: 10 Main St, Jackson, CA 95642
Instituted November 26, 1853
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 1800 Atrium Pkwy, Napa, CA 94599
Mailing Address: 1800 Atrium Pkwy #500, Napa, CA 94599
History of the Lodge
In 1956, Napa Odd fellows Lodge sponsored the membership of Ivy Rebekah Lodge #23 which still meets at the Meadows in their rec. room. Live Oak Encampment #40 and Canton Napa #34.
History of the Location
Napa Odd Fellows Lodge #18 was instituted in Napa City in 1853 by M.W.G.M. Samual Hale Parker, the first year of the Grand Lodge of California. The first Lodge Hall of Napa Lode was dedicated on 3/7/1877. On the day of dedication all 132 members of Napa Lodge assembled on Main street and proceeded to the Lodge hall being led by the Silver Cornet Band. Following the dedication ceremony the Lodge hosted a Grand Ball with 350 in attendance.
In 1972 the Lodge sold the hall on Brown Street to make way for redevelopment.
In 1975 the Lodge purchased property on Loma Heights Rd. and met there until 1986 when they sold this property and moved to rented quarters at the V.F.W. hall.
In 1989 The Odd Fellows of California purchased a fine reirement facility on Jefferson near the Marina. Napa Lodge #18 now meets in their rec. hall.
Instituted July 10, 1945
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 2329 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 2183, Alameda, CA 95401
In 1945 Porter Lodge #272 and Oakland Lodge #118 consolidated and was issued by the Grand Lodge of California the number 3. Oakland Lodge met in the Odd Fellows Hall located at the corner of 11th St. and Franklin Street.
This lodge lost most of their records to the fire in May of 1946. It is not certain but they may have lost the records of the Oakland Lodge #118 & Porter Lodge #272.
Instituted November 4, 1853
Meets 3rd Tuesday 7:30
Meeting Location: 225 1/2 Broad St, Nevada City, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 428, Nevada City, CA 95959
History of the Location
Oustomah Odd Fellows Lodge # 16 was instituted in Nevada City, 1853 by M.W.G.M. Samual Hale Parker, The First year of the Institution of the Grand Lodge of California.
The Lodge was instituted in a Log Cabin with several members of Grass Valley Lodge #12 as their first members.
In 1856 the Lodge was meeting in the Hamlet Daivs Bldg. when it was destroyed by fire. The Lodge lost all it’s records and personal belongins, so the call went out to all local Lodges and they came through to assist these Brothers in building their new hall but this one too burned in 1863. Their next hall, dedicated on April 27, 1863 also burned that same year. For several years following, the Brothers met in the building of the Masonic Lodge until they built the new IOOF Temple that they still use today. This hall was dedicated on 4/25/1873. A fine 2 story Brick bldg. costing the Lodge $20,000.