the independent order of odd fellows (ioof) lodge in columbus, indiana

Driving back from the Sunshine State, Athens on the Prairie—Columbus, Indiana—was my partial destination.

Situated on the east fork of the White River, Columbus is an unlikely hub of Modernist architecture. Think Eero Saarinen, I.M. Pei, Harry Weese—their works frame this city that 48,000 people call home.

Predictably, Columbus’s older/historic buildings hooked my interest.

At 6th and Washington Streets, a repurposed Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge. Originally constructed in the 1840s.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge in Columbus, Indiana

Columbus Bar—the city’s oldest brewery and restaurant, opened in 1939.

Columbus Bar in Columbus, Indiana

And a stone’s throw from Columbus Bar is Lucabe, a family-owned and operated coffee company. Exceptional espresso blend coffee (highly recommend) and a perfect gathering spot for coffee lovers.

Lucabe Coffee Co. in Columbus, Indiana