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Centreville Lodge No. 37, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF)

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1876. 5725 Kennett Pike (DE 52)
  • Centreville Lodge No. 37

In the 1870s, the town's newly established Odd Fellows Lodge sold stock to build a brick meetinghouse, erected by contractor A. E. Stiner. The three floors, under a gable roof with brackets, still serve their original functions: first floor for retail, second floor a community space, and third floor for IOOF meetings. Dalton's country store was housed here starting in 1877; its successor, Smith's (1931–1966), is remembered for its coal stove, old coffee grinder, dark wooden shelves, and welcoming frame porch. Diagonally across the street stands another reminder of Centreville's late-nineteenth-century prosperity, the mansard-roofed Chandler-Dixon-Frederick House (1880; 5714 Kennett Pike).

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W. Barksdale Maynard
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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Centreville Lodge No. 37, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF)", [Wilmington, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/DE-01-CH3.

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Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 56-57.

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