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Murphys in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Masonic Hall

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
1. Masonic Hall Marker
Inscription. Under dispensation Ophir Lodge No. 33 Free and Accepted Masons was permitted to meet at “early candle light” in private homes within a radius of five miles. The Lodge was instituted in January and chartered May 6th 1853. Original, one-storied building erected early in 1862. Present hall built in 1902. The is one of the oldest lodges in California. It has had but four treasurers in its first 99 years of existence. B.B. Wilkins 2 years, A.H. Putney 5 years, Riley Senter 42 years, and M.H. Manuel 50 years.
 
Erected by Ophir Mountain Bear Lodge #33 Free & Accepted Masons.
 
Location. 38° 8.313′ N, 120° 27.765′ W. Marker is in Murphys, California, in Calaveras County. Marker is on Church Street near Surrey Lane, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 384 Church Street, Murphys CA 95247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Albert A. Michelson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stangetti – Solari – Cademartori Store (about 400 feet away); Murphy Brothers (about 400 feet away); Murphys (about 400
Masonic Hall in Murphys image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 7, 2009
2. Masonic Hall in Murphys
feet away); Native Sons of the Golden West (about 500 feet away); Old Segale Building (about 600 feet away); The Old Fisk Building (about 700 feet away); Jones Apothecary – Cheap Cash Store (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Murphys.
 
Also see . . .  History of Ophir Mountain Bear Lodge #33 F. & A..M. by Daniel Gibson, Lodge Historian. A more detailed history of the Lodge and its building. (Submitted on February 11, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
July 6, 2010
3. Masonic Hall
View of the The Masonic Hall looking north from Main Street.
 
 
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