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ALERT: This marker was inadvertently numbered 5-47. There is another 5-47 in Lorain County, 'Myron T. Herrick (1854-1929) / Horr Cheese House, 1865.'

Title, side A
Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons
Text, side A
On March 5, 1817, Lieutenant Almon Gibbs, formerly of Army Lodge No. 24 at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, formed Northern Light Lodge No. 40 "at Waynesfield" (now Maumee). Gibbs served as Worshipful Master, William Griffith as Senior Warden, and Charles Gunn, Junior Warden. The lodge was founded under a dispensation from Henry Brush, Ohio Grand Master and Captain of the Ohio Militia. Among many prominent early members was General James B. Steadman of Chickamauga fame. Almon Gibbs later became Maumee's first postmaster and Justice of the Peace. [Masonic Symbol]
119 W. Wayne Street
Maumee, OH 43537
On the wall of the Masonic Temple Building
Latitude: 41.5617420, Longitude: -83.6545110.
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