Rogers City in Presque Isle County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erskine Building / Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge
Historic Site No. 7
For many years, the upstairs served as the meeting rooms for the local lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) and their women's auxiliary, the Rebekahs. Active in Rogers City until the 1960's, to belong you had to believe in a “Supreme Being” and “be faithful to your country.” The key-shaped IOOF sign is still attached to the front of the second floor of the building, but it has been painted over.
Erected 2011 by City of Rogers City & Vibrant Small Cities Initiative (VSCI) grant from MSHDA. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
Location. 45° 25.248′ N, 83° 49.051′ W. Marker is in Rogers City, Michigan, in Presque Isle County. Marker is on North 3rd Street (Alternate U.S. 23) south of West Huron Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, left of the main front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 North 3rd Street, Rogers City MI 49779, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Presque Isle County Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Herman Hoeft & Son's General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Presque Isle County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Denny Larke General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Presque Isle County Savings Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rogers City Post OfficeSite of Frederick Denny Larke Home (about 400 feet away); Emergency Steering Wheel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogers City.
Regarding Erskine Building / Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Lodge. Building is currently occupied by a retail clothing store.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Rogers City Historic Walking Tour
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