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Oconomowoc in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Oconomowoc Masonic Center

 
 
Oconomowoc Masonic Center Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 17, 2011
1. Oconomowoc Masonic Center Marker
Inscription. Built by Mississippi riverboat Captain John Scudder in 1895 as a summer residence it was locally known as “Scudder’s cottage.” Every room had a fireplace. Distinguished guests were Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), songwriter Alfred Robyn, composer Percieval Thorne, and local opera star William Wegener to name a few.

Sold to Kohl family (theater chain family) in 1920.

Acquired by Oconomowoc Lodge #42 F & AM in 1922.

The veranda on the West and South sides was removed.

The original narrow clapboard siding has been replaced.

The oval window in the triangular gable has survived.

It is the meeting place for all masonic groups in Oconomowoc.
 
Erected 1998 by Waukesha County Historical Society and funded by Oconomowoc Lodge #42 F & AM and the Harmony Club (Free Masons from the Oconomowoc area). (Marker Number 24-02.)
 
Location. 43° 6.846′ N, 88° 29.968′ W. Marker is in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is at the intersection of North Lake Road (Wisconsin Route 67) and Rockwell Street, on the right when traveling north on North Lake Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 N Lake Rd, Oconomowoc WI 53066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Oconomowoc Masonic Center Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 17, 2011
2. Oconomowoc Masonic Center Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oconomowoc (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Inn at Pine Terrace (approx. half a mile away); Historic Okauchee (approx. 3 miles away); Highway Marking (approx. 4.1 miles away); Nashotah Mission (approx. 4.3 miles away); Stone Bank (approx. 5 miles away); Bishop Jackson Kemper Home Built 1849 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cushing Memorial Park (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Oconomowoc.
 
Also see . . .  WaukeshaNow. Twain stayed at local cottage - Mark Twain stayed at 'Scudder's Cottage' in Oconomowoc (Submitted on April 17, 2013, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin.) 
 
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Oconomowoc Masonic Center Photo, Click for full size
By Paul Fehrenbach, May 17, 2011
3. Oconomowoc Masonic Center
 

 
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