Sept. 1920 – Sons Of Italy Society

In 1920, the Sons of Italy was the biggest Italian organization the United States with 1075 Lodges and a national membership of 200,000. In Follansbee, the Sons of Italy was established in 1915. Originally the club was exclusively of Italian membership, but gradually opened its doors to the general public.  Its popularity reached its height during the 1940s and 1950s as a fun place for drinking and dancing on the second floor of its club. The lodge was located in the lower end of town on the 500 block. It was demolished in June 2011.