Freeport Masonic Hall

Freeport Masonic Hall (HM23BF)

Location: Freeport, FL 32439 Walton County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 29.621', W 86° 8.199'

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Herman Lodge No. 108 F.&A.M. was chartered January 16, 1889 in DeFuniak Springs and originally met in a structure in the area of Freeport known as "Tucker Town". On June 19, 1901, the lodge building burned down and was replaced with this structure near the banks of Four Mile Creek. The building was constructed of native lumber. The building was disassembled and re-erected in its current location at the intersection of Madison Street and North Street in 1903. The building has been in continuous use as a Masonic Lodge from that point forward. The building is an excellent example of the vernacular commercial and public buildings built in the early 1900's utilizing the false parapet facade.
The lower floor of the building was rented to the J.J. McCaskill Mercantile Company from 1908-1916 for use as "The People's Cash Store". In 1925, the Order of the Eastern Star was granted use of the building. In 1950, the Boy Scouts, 4-H Club and the Home Woodsmen of the World and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Woodsmen also rented the Lodge for their meetings.
The Freeport Masonic Hall is at the heart of the historic center of the original City of Freeport. It is one of the few historic structures intact and in use and is a landmark beloved to the people of Freeport.
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HM NumberHM23BF
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Placed ByWalton County Board of County Commissioners
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Date Added Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 582854 N 3373808
Decimal Degrees30.49368333, -86.13665000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 29.621', W 86° 8.199'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 29' 37.26" N, 86° 8' 11.94" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 317 Madison St, Freeport FL 32439, US
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