Built in 1930 by Italian tradesmen, the Brownsville Sons Of Italy Frank Ricco Lodge 731 serves members living in and near the historic town of Brownsville in rural Fayette County.
The Order Sons Of Italy In America, established in 1905, is the largest and oldest Italian American fraternal organization in the United States. It was originally created to help assimilate Italians into American society during the immigration boom of the early 20th century. Brownsville is a town of 3,000 people founded in 1785 that was a gateway for immigrants --- especially Italians --- and industrial center in the late 1800s.
A key facility in the lodge is its renovated, 250-seat multi-use space which is used for a variety of events both public and private welcoming people of all persuasians.
The lodge is named in honor of one of the Sons Of Italy's most respected members.
Varies per event or program; call for information.
Free, on-site parking is available.