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Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 1475

Palatine had a chapter of this organization in the early 1900’s. Although primarily devoted to providing its members with insurance, the group had elaborate initiation rituals. Their drill team marched in a parade down Michigan Avenue. They were the last people to use the Battermann Brick Building in 1933. A wood stove on the third floor overheated and the resulting fire destroyed the interior.