Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Colfax in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Illinoistown Lodge No. 51

 
 
Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
1. Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 Marker
Inscription.
Free and Accepted Masons
Chartered by Grand Lodge of California On May 6, 1854 at Illinoistown (about a half mile South of Colfax)

A special Central Pacific train brought the Sacramento Coronet Band and fifty guests for the Dedication of this building June 24, 1868.

This Plaque commemorates 150 years of Masonic fraternity in Colfax.
 
Erected 2004 by Masonic Grand Lodge of California.
 
Location. 39° 6.05′ N, 120° 57.2′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 North Main Street, Colfax CA 95713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. IOOF Hall (here, next to this marker); John Butler, Druggist (a few steps from this marker); Murphy’s Saloon (a few steps from this marker); The Railhead Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Leopold & Josephine Lobner (a few steps from this marker); Jacob Keck, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker);
Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
2. Illinoistown Lodge No. 51
Marker on the left.
First Brick Building in Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Colfax Freight Depot (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Colfax.
 
Also see . . .  Local Masonic Chapter Began in Illinoistown in 1854. Newspaper article from the Colfax Record. (Submitted on July 30, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
24 North Main Street image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 26, 2011
3. 24 North Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement