Akron in Summit County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Middlebury Lodge No. 34 F.&A.M.
On December 21, 1818, The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio granted a Charter to Middlebury Lodge No. 34 marking the beginning of Freemasonry in Summit County. The Lodge was located on Case Avenue, then known as Water Street. Two members of this early lodge had much to do with the pioneer history of Akron, Brothers Amos Spicer and Eliakim Crosby.
Erected 1981 by The Symbolic Lodge Officers Association of Summit County and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-77.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 41° 4.256′ N, 81° 29.348′ W. Marker is in Akron, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Exchange Street, on the right when traveling east on Market Street. Marker is on the grounds of Akron Fire Station No. 2. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Augustus "F. A." Seiberling and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Middlebury Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Akron Community Service Center and Urban League (approx. 1.3 miles away); United States Synthetic Rubber Program 1939-1945 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wesley Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. 1½ miles away); 1936 Akron Rubber Strike (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Sojourner Truth's Speech on Women's Rights (approx. 1.7 miles away); Creating Crossroads of Commerce (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akron.
Also see . . .
1. 21st Masonic District, Ohio. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Summit County, Ohio. (Submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.