Then - Circa 1930 photo of the Christiansburg Masonic Lodge building. The Christiansburg Masonic Lodge (Mt. Olivet Lodge No. 226 F&AM) was established in 1852. Until 1856 the lodge met in the IOOF Hall. Then the lodge met in the third floor of a building built by James Smith on lot #11 (corner of N. Main & Second Streets). In 1879 the lodge purchased the building and rented the first floor to James Heffner who established a grocery there. In 1898 the building was widened, and an addition was added to the west. In 1992 the building was severely damaged by fire. It was later repaired. The Champaign County Historical Society thanks Candy Gilliam for sharing this photo and other photos of locations in Christiansburg. Source: Christiansburg, Ohio, Reflections of Our Village, A Bicentennial History 1817-2017
Now - 2018 photo of the Christiansburg Masonic Lodge building. Currently, the Christiansburg Community Library occupies the first floor. Also, the Marion Ross Museum is located in this building. Ross, a Civil War Veteran, was recipient of the Medal of Honor.
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