Masonic Lodge Building of 1887
This building was constructed by N. P. McKee and the Hancock Masonic Lodge in 1887. It was designed by Geo. W. Payne, a nationally renowned architect, with a large arched window and pyramid-shaped roof. in 1924 the building was purchased by Mississippi Valley Telephone. That year the building lost most of the interior, roof and arched window in a 3-alarm fire. The telephone company rebuilt the structure as it stands today.
National Register of Historic Places 1980
Location. 40° 24.776′ N, 91° 8.069′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Illinois, in Hancock County. Marker is on South Adams Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 South Adams Street, Carthage IL 62321, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln's Carthage Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Failed Murder Case (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln and Agriculture (about 300 feet away); Hamilton House (about 600 feet away); Lincoln in Hancock County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Carthage Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The "Old Jail" (approx. 0.4 miles away).
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
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