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Shepheard's Tavern

 
 
Shepheard's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
1. Shepheard's Tavern Marker
South side
Inscription.
[South Side]:
On this site stood Shepheard's Tavern
The birthplace of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry
The Mother Supreme Council of the World
May 31, 1801

[West Side]:
Founders of the Supreme Council

Abraham Alexander
Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Emanuel Dela Motta
Sovereign Grand Inspector Genera

Dr. Issac Auld
Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Israel De Lieben
Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Moses C. Levy
Grand Treasurer General

Dr. James Moultrie
Grand Secretary General

[East Side]:
Founders of the Supreme Council

Colonel John Mitchell
Sovereign Grand Commander

Frederick Dalcho
Lt. Grand Commander

Alexander F.A. Degrasse
Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Jean Baptiste Delahogue
Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Thomas B. Bowen
Grand Master of Ceremonies

 
Location. 32° 46.606′ N, 79° 55.752′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Church Street, on the right
Shepheard's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
2. Shepheard's Tavern Marker
West side
when traveling east on Broad Street. Click for map. Monument is located at the southwest corner of the South Carolina Bank & Trust (46 Broad Street). Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 Church Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry / Solomon's Lodge No. 1 (here, next to this marker); The Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina (a few steps from this marker); The Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina (a few steps from this marker); Old Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Giles (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark Mills Studio (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confederate Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Bible Depository (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Ravenel II House (about 300 feet away); Francis Salvador (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Charleston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Scottish Rite Journal. Site contains article on the last meeting at Shepheard's Tavern before it was torn down. (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

2. Orlando Scottish Rite. Site contains more history on Shepheard's
Shepheard's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
3. Shepheard's Tavern Marker
East side
Tavern. (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

3. Shepheard's Tavern. Site contains more history on Shepheard's Tavern (Submitted on February 15, 2010, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.) 

4. Shepheard's Tavern in Charleston, South Carolina. Shepheard's Tavern in Charleston, South Carolina, was the birthplace of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. (Submitted on October 2, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

5. A Timeline on the Tavern Located At The Northeast Corner of Church and Broad Street. The building site Charles Shepheard chose for his business was a lot at the corner of Broad and Church Streets located near the center of Charles-Town, as it was then called. (Submitted on October 2, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

6. Founding Fathers. As we consider the beginnings of the Scottish Rite, we must wonder also about these eleven men who took it upon themselves to formalize a Supreme Council. (Submitted on October 2, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

7. Founding Fathers. As we consider the beginnings of the Scottish Rite, we must wonder also about these eleven men who took it upon themselves to formalize a Supreme Council. (Submitted on October 2, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

8. Founding Fathers. As we consider the beginnings
Shepheard's Tavern Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
4. Shepheard's Tavern Marker
Top of marker showing image of Shepheard's Tavern.
of the Scottish Rite, we must wonder also about these eleven men who took it upon themselves to formalize a Supreme Council. (Submitted on October 2, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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Shepheard's Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
5. Shepheard's Tavern
Shepheard's Tavern Monument<br>Southeast Corner image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2011
6. Shepheard's Tavern Monument
Southeast Corner
Shepheard's Tavern image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of the Scottish Rite Journal
7. Shepheard's Tavern
South Carolina Bank and Trust Building image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, February 13, 2010
8. South Carolina Bank and Trust Building
Current building on the site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   5, 6. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on , by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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