“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Port Sanilac in Sanilac County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Masonic and Town Hall

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By Joel S., September 19, 2015
1. Masonic and Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  The Sanilac Masonic Lodge was organized in 1868. In 1883 lodge members and township officials agreed to build a combined township and Masonic hall on land donated by Christopher Odfield, a Mason. The foundation was built with three-foot-thick walls to provide refuge from future forest fires. When the cornerstone was laid on July 1, 1884, crowds turned out for the event, which was highlighted by Masonic ritual. The building was completed the following year. At the turn of the twenty-first century, the hall retained its fanciful Late Victorian brickwork and interior plan used by both the township and the Masons. The Masonic and town Hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 2002 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L684.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & Politics. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1884.
Location. 43° 25.89′ N, 82° 32.529′ W. Marker is in Port Sanilac, Michigan, in Sanilac County
Masonic and Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., September 19, 2015
2. Masonic and Town Hall
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. Marker is on State Highway M at milepost 25 near State Highway 46, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 North Ridge Street, Port Sanilac MI 48469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Anchor (approx. half a mile away); Platt's General Store (approx. half a mile away); Loop-Harrison House (approx. half a mile away); Museum Church (approx. half a mile away); The Great Storm of 1913 (approx. 2 miles away); Patrick J. Tierney (approx. 11.2 miles away); Old Town Hall and Masonic Temple (approx. 11.3 miles away); Sanilac County Sesquicentennial Celebration (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Sanilac.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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