George Washington Oddfellows Lodge, Pembroke

The Story

The circa 1890 George Washington Lodge No. 23, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall was built in the Italianate style and includes 3,600 square feet of space on two floors. It features striking original varnished woodwork, two large rooms and the furnishings used by the IOOF. The building is located near the water in the picturesque Downeast coastal town of Pembroke.

 The Threat

The building is structurally sound with original floors, walls, doors and windows in serviceable condition, but in need of periodic maintenance. The property is vacant and the roof will need to be replaced soon.

 The Solution

This property is offered for sale for $79,000 through the Maine Preservation Revolving Fund with a preservation easement and rehabilitation agreement. Possibilities abound in this structure with large, open spaces. The original woodwork adds historic character and warmth to the building. With some rehabilitation this property can once again become as asset to the community. Inventory for an antiques business can be included in the sale.