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”
DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. John's Masonic Lodge

1925

 
 
St. John's Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
1. St. John's Masonic Lodge Marker
Inscription. This building was the St. John's Masonic Lodge #7. The cornerstone, containing the membership rolls of the Masonic bodies in DeLand, was laid Sept. 14, 1925. Designed by local architects, Carpenter & Bent, the lower floor originally accommodated a lobby, fireplace, and five stores. The second floor contained parlors and a large banquet room, and the third floor contained the lodge rooms. The oblong white openings on the top floor allowed ventilation but obscured from onlookers the meeting room of the Masons. The Florida Motor Lines moved its DeLand office into the ground floor in 1926.
 
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, West Volusia Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 29° 1.59′ N, 81° 18.211′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Woodland Boulevard (U.S. 17/92) and Howry Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Woodland Boulevard. Click for map. The marker is mounted on the building, just to the right when facing the front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 142 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland FL 32720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
St. John's Masonic Lodge Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
2. St. John's Masonic Lodge Building
The marker is mounted on the bricks between the doors and the panel of windows on the right.
within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Circa 1883 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dreka Building (about 500 feet away); Dreka Theater (about 600 feet away); Miller-Fish Building (about 600 feet away); Wilcox Saloon (about 700 feet away); The Haven Block (about 800 feet away); Landis-Fish Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in DeLand.
 
Regarding St. John's Masonic Lodge. The building is located within the Downtown DeLand Historic District (a National Historic District).

At the time of this page's submission to the database, the first floor of the lodge building is home to The Mix Salon.
 
Also see . . .  "The Unforgotten Man" blog. Honoring the career and works of the late Wm. James Carpenter, AIA, the architect who designed the St. John's Masonic Lodge. (Submitted on August 16, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce
 
St. John's Masonic Lodge Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
3. St. John's Masonic Lodge Cornerstone
Barely visible are the Masonic emblem and "1925".
St. John's Masonic Lodge Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
4. St. John's Masonic Lodge Building
Viewed here looking south along Woodland Boulevard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement