Created By: Ohio's Winding Road
Shawnee Odd Fellows Hall- Located next to Elanie’s Garden, the Shawnee Odd Fellows building was constructed in 1908. Pay close attention to the I.O.O.F inscription centered at the top of the building. The inscription stands for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a non-sectarian and non-political fraternal organization. The inscription is further emblematic of the importance of social, fraternal, and civic organizations played in the construction of village infrastructure. Just in the downtown block of Shawnee alone, you’ve seen buildings built by the KOL, the IOOR, the Masons, and now the IOOF. The first-floor housed a meat market, pool hall, shoe, and carpet store. Lastly, The building’s ornamental brickwork was one of the features included on the application to list the main street on the National Register of Historic Places.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Shawnee Historic Walking Tour