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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Akron Fire Station No. 2. Marker is at or near this postal address: 952 East Exchange Street, Akron OH 44306, United States of America.
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 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); United Rubber Workers International Union (approx. 1.8 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.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.