The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Lodge Building
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) lodge building is located at 109 8th Street in Marlinton, WV. It housed the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge 102/Modern Woodmen of America (Pocahontas Marlinton Camp No. 5992) meeting hall. The lodge continued to use the building until it was sold in 1999.
Backstory and Context
Other locations in Marlinton that are on the National Register of Historic Places are the Frank and Anna Hunter House, the Marlinton Opera House, the Pocahontas County Courthouse and Jail and the Pocahontas Times Print Shop.
The I.O.O.F. Building is often referred to as the old Peacock Building by local residents. J&P Furniture Company, owned and operated by the Peacock Family, was the most prominent business to occupy the main floor throughout the years. The building is situated beside a green space with a gazebo designated for community functions.
The building is presently privately owned and is not open for interior public viewing. However, public access is afforded 360 degrees around the building. It is located on the corner of 8th Street and 2nd Avenue. For historical reference, 2nd Avenue was once called Camden Avenue.
National Park Service National Register of Historic Places