The “Hour Glass” is a historic house built for Orlin D. and Tillie Frank at 8 Lupine Lane in 1933. The west wing was added on circa 1944.
The building now houses the Historical Society of Ogden Dunes’ collections of books, papers, records, artifacts, and works of art. In 1992, Sue Mechtersheimer leased the “Hour Glass” at $1 a year to the Historical Society to be used as a museum for local history and art. Prior to her death in 1993, Sue donated the house to the Historical Society. The main floor is used for programs, meetings, and historical exhibits. The ground level houses collections and storage.