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Hornitos in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hornitos Masonic Hall

Point of Historical Interest

 
 
Hornitos Masonic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Hornitos Masonic Hall Marker
This building was designated by the California Office of Historic Preservation as a Point of Historical Interest.
Inscription. This building was constructed C. 1855 of native schist rock. It was purchased in August 1873 by the Freemasons of Hornitos Lodge No. 98, and since early 1875, continue to meet here. The Lodge was originally chartered as Quartzburg Lodge No. 98 on May 8, 1856, and met in Quartzburg. This building is the smallest Masonic Hall in California. Its lodgeroom is only 17-6” by 29-6, and has seem visitors from around the world.
 
Erected 1995 by Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of California. (Marker Number MRP - 001.)
 
Location. 37° 30.071′ N, 120° 14.297′ W. Marker is in Hornitos, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is at the intersection of Bear Valley Road (County Road J16) and High Street, on the right when traveling south on Bear Valley Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2875 Bear Valley Road, Hornitos CA 95325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98 (here, next to this marker); D. Ghirardelli & Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Wells Fargo Office (about 400 feet away); Hornitos (about
Hornitos Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Hornitos Masonic Hall
The marker is on the far, right-hand side of the front of the building.
500 feet away); a different marker also named Hornitos (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Hornitos (about 600 feet away); Cavagnaro General Store (approx. 0.2 miles away); St Catherine Catholic Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hornitos.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
The rear of the Hornitos Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
3. The rear of the Hornitos Masonic Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 457 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.
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