Clark Memorial Hall

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Clark Memorial Hall
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Clark Memorial Hall is located in Michigan
Clark Memorial Hall
Clark Memorial Hall is located in the US
Clark Memorial Hall
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 120–124 S. Winter Street
Adrian, Michigan
Coordinates 41°53′55″N 84°02′18″W / 41.89861°N 84.03833°W / 41.89861; -84.03833Coordinates: 41°53′55″N 84°02′18″W / 41.89861°N 84.03833°W / 41.89861; -84.03833
Built 1888
Part of Downtown Adrian Commercial District
NRHP Reference # 85000097[1]
Added to NRHP January 14, 1985

The Clark Memorial Hall is a commercial building located at 120–124 South Winter Street (M-52) in the Downtown Adrian Commercial Historic District in Adrian, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan Historic Site and individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 14, 1985.[1][2]

Located at the corner of South Winter Street and Pearl Street at the end of a row of commercial buildings, the Clark Memorial Hall was built in 1888. The building's namesake came from Elihu L. Clark, who was a prominent banker in Adrian. As stipulated in his will, he donated a substantial amount of money for the Adrian Lodge of the Odd Fellowship — a branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows — to construct the building. For that reason, the hall is also known as the Adrian I.O.O.F. Hall, and their logo appears on the top of the building. In 1986, dwindling membership forced the building to be put up for sale. Today, it serves a variety of commercial businesses.[2]

The building bears a striking resemblance to the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. May 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b State of Michigan (2009). "Clark Memorial Hall". Retrieved May 31, 2010.