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Elyria in Lorain County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

King Solomon Lodge No. 56

Free and Accepted Masons

 
 
King Solomon Lodge No. 56 Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
1. King Solomon Lodge No. 56 Marker
Inscription.  King Solomon Lodge, the first Masonic Lodge in Lorain County, was chartered on December ll, 1821, with Heman Ely as Worshipful Master. Ely (1775-1852), a prominent land developer, founded the City of Elyria in 1817, and built the first grist and saw mills and frame house in the village. Through his efforts, Elyria became the county seat in 1823.
 
Erected 1978 by Lorain County Blue Lodge Association and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-47.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 21.711′ N, 82° 6.423′ W. Marker is in Elyria, Ohio, in Lorain County. Marker is at the intersection of Middle Avenue and 6th Street, on the left when traveling south on Middle Avenue. It is across the street from Elyria High School. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 6th St, Elyria OH 44035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tragedy at 5th Street and Middle Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monteith Hall
Elyria Masonic Center and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 24, 2019
2. Elyria Masonic Center and Marker
Middle Avenue is on the left, 6th Street on the right.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Elyria War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier’s Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Founding of Elyria (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of Easter Seal Society (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen (approx. one mile away); Lorain County Community College (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elyria.
 
More about this marker. This marker was originally erected at 260 Washington Street, at the original site of the masonic temple. In 2020 it was still listed there on the records of the Ohio History Connection. This correspondent has verified that a copy of this marker is not on Washington Street.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2020, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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