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Springboro in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Lyceum

Circa 1898

 
 
The Lyceum Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. The Lyceum Marker
Inscription. The fraternal order of the Knights of Pythias was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1864 as an organization dedicated to healing the wounds and hatred of the Civil War. The members of the local Springboro Lodge No. 574 built this meeting hall with a large upstairs room which was used for plays, Lyceum courses, church services, and graduation ceremonies for over 90 years. The first movie in Springboro was shown here. The business rooms on the main floor housed a variety of commercial concerns including a hardware store, pool hall, and furniture store. The local lodge disbanded in 1990.
 
Erected by Old Springboro.
 
Location. 39° 33.294′ N, 84° 13.984′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 S. Main Street, Springboro OH 45066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Squatter's House" (here, next to this marker); Springboro Area Underground Railroad (a few steps from this marker); Clark Williams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonah Thomas Shop
The Lyceum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. The Lyceum and Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); United Brethern [sic] Church of Springboro (about 300 feet away); Edward Potts House / John Potts House (about 400 feet away); M. & J. Wright General Merchandise (about 400 feet away); Joseph Stanton House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springboro.
 
Categories. EntertainmentFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Old Springboro Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
3. Old Springboro Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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