Lodge Zare Zapadu

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Lodge Zare Zapadu #44
Lodge Zare Zapadu #44 from the east
Lodge Zare Zapadu is located in Minnesota
Lodge Zare Zapadu
Nearest cityHayward, Minnesota
Coordinates43°36′29.7″N 93°10′9″W / 43.608250°N 93.16917°W / 43.608250; -93.16917Coordinates: 43°36′29.7″N 93°10′9″W / 43.608250°N 93.16917°W / 43.608250; -93.16917
Area1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
ArchitectJ.R. Lukes
NRHP reference #86000479[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 20, 1986

Lodge Zare Zapadu (Glow of the West) #44, known locally as Yellow Brick Hall[2] and also known as Bohemian Brick Hall and Z.G.B.J. Council Hall #44, is a historic clubhouse of the Zapadni Ceska Bratrska Jednota serving the Czech-American community in rural Freeborn County, Minnesota, United States.[3]

The site from the west

It is located on County Road #30 about 2.5 miles north of Myrtle in the southeastern part of Freeborn County.[4] It was built in 1909 and cost approximately $3,300.[4]:2

The building was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1] It was deemed significant as the last surviving one of three fraternal lodge buildings serving immigrants from Bohemia that was located in southeastern Freeborn County. It was a social and cultural center that had an annual festival and parade, and it provided insurance to its members.[4]:3

In 1985, the stage area of the hall still included a historic mural painted by a Mr. Avery early in the 1900s depicting Karlstejn Castle in Bohemia.[4]:2


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Motsinger, Motsinger (June 2016). "Zare Zapadu No. 44". Members in Action. Western Fraternal Life. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ Freeborn County Historical Society (1999). Freeborn County, Minnesota. Arcadia Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 9780738503035.
  4. ^ a b c d Norene A. Roberts (July 24, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Lodge Zare Zapadu #44 / Bohemian Brick Hall". National Park Service. with three photos from 1984