Remarkable Ohio


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3-47 King Solomon Lodge No. 56 Free and Accepted Masons

Side A: King Solomon Lodge, the first Masonic Lodge in Lorain County, was chartered on December 11, 1821, with Heman Ely as Worshipful Master. Ely (1775-1852), a prominent land developer, founded the City of Elyria in 1817, and built the first grist and saw mills and frame house in the village. Through his efforts, Elyria became the county seat in 1823.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Lorain County Blue Lodge Association District 22, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 251 6th Street, 
Location: Elyria Masonic Center, 251 6th Street (corner of 6th Street and Middle Avenue)
Latitude: 41.3619230
Longitude: -82.1069830