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Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Odd Fellows Hall

 
 
Odd Fellows Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Odd Fellows Hall Marker
Inscription.  Odd Fellows Crescent Lodge No. 3 erected this frame meeting hall in 1889. Volunteer Lodge members and a paid carpenter built it. The first floor was a public meeting room and theater. The Masons, American Legion, church congregations and other groups met there. Traveling actors staying at the Hammill Hotel performed on the stage.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEntertainmentFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 38° 41.024′ N, 77° 15.691′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Commerce Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Commerce Street, Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 306 Commerce Street (a few steps from this marker); Commerce Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Hammill Hotel
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 206 Union Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 204 Union Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 205 Union Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 201 Union Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 304 Mill Street (about 300 feet away); United Virginia Bank (about 300 feet away); Mill Street (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Regarding Odd Fellows Hall. The building, newly renovated and zoned for commercial use, is currently for sale at a price just over one million dollars.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Wildey Monument. Thomas Wildey (1882–1861) established the first Odd Fellows Lodge in the United States, known as the Washington Lodge Number One, two years after he moved to Baltimore from his native London. (Submitted on September 15, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Odd Fellows Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Odd Fellows Hall and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,653 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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