For all of the brothers of our lodge not aware, several of our members have been working very diligently to get the Fulton 248 Lodge building on the National Register of Historic Places, something Fulton County only has a few of. Their efforts have come to fruition at the end of February when the word came down that we are now listed on the Registry by the National Park Services. This is a huge deal, and wouldn't have happened without the tireless efforts of one brother in particular (you know who you are). More will be coming out of this as we work to secure funding for a plaque and possibly have and event this year to dedicate it. Well done brothers of Fulton Lodge 248 Free & Accepted Masons!
This is an excerpt from the submitted registration:
The Fulton Lodge # 248 is a three story brick building constructed in 1894. The Lodge is located on the south side of Main Street at its intersection with Lincoln Street in the center of the village of Delta in Pike Township, Fulton County, Ohio. A rural county, Fulton County is west of Toledo, Ohio and its northern border is shared with Michigan. The Fulton Lodge is the most prominent building in Delta. The building exhibits characteristics of the Italian Renaissance architectural style through the low pitched hipped roof, widely overhanging eves with decorative brackets, small upper story windows and prominent round arched doors and windows. The interior of the Masonic Lodge retains its physical characteristics of the multi-function Masonic Lodge: commercial space on the ground floor with the open dining area and kitchen on the second floor and the Masonic meeting area and associated spaces above on the third floor. The building retains historic integrity through exterior design elements, historic fenestration, and interior floor plan and with its original woodwork, floors, cabinetry and many original Masonic symbols such as the Alter, seating, light fixtures and punched tin ceiling. With the exception of the boarded third story windows, the building's exterior and interior have changed very little and still coveys its significance as a late nineteenth century multi-function Masonic Lodge.