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Protected Home Mutual Life Insurance Company (Protected Home Circle)
For 114 years, the home office of the Protected Home Circle (PHC; after 1964, the Protected Home Mutual Life Insurance Company) has been in Sharon. Founded as a fraternal organization, which pooled the members' money to pay death benefits, the group also provided educational, cultural, and social opportunities for their members. In 1936, a disastrous fire destroyed their earlier home, and the PHC board commissioned the Cleveland firm of Walker and Weeks to design a new building. The seven-bay, white brick, four-story Art
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