"When it was built in 1898, the Fellowship Hall was not affiliated with St. Luke's but was actually the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #1489," Anne B. Raines, capital grants and loans administrator for Maryland Historical Trust, wrote in an email. "Odd Fellows were a predominantly African American fraternal and mutual aid society which had branches across the country ... African American aid and benefit organizations were extremely important in providing death and burial benefits to members as well as, in many cases, charitable works in their communities. In 1941 the structure was sold to St. Luke's Church and became their Fellowship Hall. Fortunately, the building has not been much modified over time — most of the changes were cosmetic changes, for example, the addition of asphalt siding over the original wood siding. So I think it will be a great restoration project..."