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1879. 1 S. Washington St.

The intersection of Washington and Dover streets at the southeast corner of the courthouse square is the center of Easton’s grid plan. The three-and-a-half-story Odd Fellows Lodge stands as a landmark from Easton’s post-Civil War development and a key social gathering space. Built with retail space below and meeting rooms for the Miller Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows above, the eclectic brick building has decorated gables and chimneys facing both Washington and Dover streets.

The former Shannahan and Wrightson Hardware Company (1877–1889), nearby at 12 N. Washington, has brick from an older structure incorporated at the first story and two floors separated by rusticated sandstone belt courses above. Stone panels with the dates 1877, 1881, and 1889 on the facade, perhaps corresponding to the gradual construction of the building to its full height, are topped by a metal cornice stamped with the firm’s name.

Writing Credits

Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie



  • 1879


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Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, "ODD FELLOWS LODGE", [Easton, Maryland], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Maryland, Lisa Pfueller Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2022, 111-112.

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