Old Masonic Hall
1367 Odenton Road
The main building of the Odenton Heritage Society Historical Center was the meeting place of Odenton Lodge 209, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, from 1912 to 2001. Today it serves as a local history museum and library, the Society’s office, and a gathering place for lectures, educational and cultural events, fundraising activities, and other functions that support and fulfill the Society’s mission.
Old Bethel Church
433 Becknel Avenue
A congregation displaced by Camp Meade built Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1922, and it continued to serve as a place of worship until 1957. The Soroptimist International of Severn Run purchased the building from a Lutheran congregation in 1962 for use as a meeting place. The building also served as Odenton’s first public library, operated by the Anne Arundel County Library system from 1962 to 1969. The Soroptimist International of Severn Run donated the building to the Odenton Heritage Society in 2001 to ensure that it would be preserved and utilized for community activities. The Old Bethel Church is not open to the public except for occasional tours.
Citizens State Bank
1402 Odenton Road
The Citizens State Bank Building, located beside the MARC train station, was constructed in 1917 as Odenton’s first bank. It served local residents, kept accounts for Army officers at Camp Meade, and provided cash for the Army’s payroll. The bank did not flourish as expected and closed soon after the end of World War I.