C.S.P.S. Hall

The Czech-Slovak Protective Society and the Czecho Slovakian Association are or were organizations supporting welfare of Czech and Slovak immigrants to the United States.

The Czech-Slovak Protective Society started as an insurance services organization. It was the "largest Bohemian fraternal organization".:182

The Czecho-Slovak Protective Society, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, joined in organizing the Czechoslovak Society of America in 1933. That organization, based in Berwyn, Illinois changed its name to CSA Fraternal Life in 1982.

C.S.P.S. stands for "Cesko-Slovensky Podporujici Spolek" (Czech-Slovak Protective Society). These lodges were the forerunner of the Z.C.B.J. 'Zapadni Cesko-Bratrska Jednota' (Western Bohemian Fraternal Association). Both associations offered a type of insurance for the Czech people. In recent years, the association is known as the W.F.L.A. which stands for the Western Fraternal Life Association.

Notable buildings
  • Czech Hall, Yukon, Oklahoma, built 1925, NRHP-listed
  • Czecho Slovakian Association Hall, built 1900, Iowa City, Iowa, NRHP-listed
  • C.S.P.S. Hall (Saint Paul, Minnesota), built 1887, NRHP-listed
  • C.S.P.S. Hall (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), built 1891, NRHP-listed

Building Activity

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