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ALERT: This marker was inadvertently numbered 5-47. It will be corrected to 30-48 when possible.

30-48 Northern Light Lodge No. 40 Free and Accepted Masons

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]
Side B: Wall mounted marker
Sponsors: In Commemoration of the 175th year of Northern Light Lodge No. 40 and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 119 W. Wayne Street, 
Location: On the wall of the Masonic Temple Building
Latitude: 41.5617420
Longitude: -83.6545110