I.O.O.F. Building (1894-1912) (8)

© Photographed May 3, 2017
Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
44°02'22.2"N 88°44'42.0"W
44.039492, -88.745011
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I.O.O.F Building
111-117 W. Main Street
The right-hand portion of this Italianate style-influenced building was built for the members of the Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) fraternal order in 1894 at a cost of $3,500. The two stores provided income for the Order and the second story was its meeting hall. The Order continued to gather in this hall until the 1990s, when much of its memorabilia was given to the Omro Area Historical Museum (18), where it is now on display.
The left-hand portion of the building was built in 1912, and it was purposefully designed to match the original portion, which accounts for its, by then, quite old-fashioned design. The addition’s first story was used as a bakery until recently while the other stores have had many tenants. The buildings are located within the Omro Downtown Historic District.
The marker is affixed to the facade, to the right of the entrance to Lucky Garden Chinese Restaurant, and is accessible from westbound West Main Street, just west of its intersection with South Webster Avenue, at or near 113 West Main Street, Omro, Wisconsin 54963.

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The marker is affixed to the facade to the right of the entrance.

The marker is located in Omro, Wisconsin.

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