These two side-by-side lodges vie for attention in what was formerly the center of town but is now a quiet cul-de-sac. Both are two stories tall and are built of ruddy, quarry-faced sandstone blocks laid in regular courses. The International Order of Odd Fellows (to the south) has a parapet, while the Masonic Temple has a pedimented gable above a full entablature. The two buildings are among the most impressive in Hamlin and testify to the popularity and prominence fraternal organizations once enjoyed throughout small-town America.
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