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Omer in Arenac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Omer Masonic Hall

Registered Michigan Historic Site

 
 
Omer Masonic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mh, December 25, 2013
1. Omer Masonic Hall Marker
Inscription.  This churchlike white frame structure with its graceful cupola was built in 1890 as the second Arenac County Courthouse. The first courthouse on this site burned the previous year. Omer had been a part of Bay County until Arenac was organized in 1883 and this city, then a village, became the county seat. Less than a decade later voters made nearby Standish the county seat. The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan purchased this building in 1893 for the Omer Masonic Lodge; that group and the Order of the Eastern Star still hold meetings here. Surviving the disastrous fire of 1914 which swept through Omer's business district, this edifice housed the temporary headquarters of several firms. It is one of the city's oldest buildings.
 
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L444.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
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44° 2.853′ N, 83° 51.209′ W. Marker is in Omer, Michigan, in Arenac County. Marker is at the intersection of Center Road (U.S. 23) and North George Street, on the right when traveling east on Center Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Omer MI 48749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Omer Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Turner Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Arenac County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); Historic Standish Depot (approx. 6.9 miles away); Whittemore Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Omer Masonic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mh, December 25, 2013
2. Omer Masonic Hall Marker
Omer Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mh, December 25, 2013
3. Omer Masonic Hall
Omer Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mh, December 25, 2013
4. Omer Masonic Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2013. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2013, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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