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La Grange in Stanislaus County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

LaFayette Historical Lodge #65

 
 
LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
1. LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 Marker
Inscription. This is one of the oldest continuously occupied buildings in LaGrange. In 1857, Lodge #65 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of California was formed.

The Odd Fellows purchased the two story jail from the County in 1862 and it was used for meetings until 1880. In 1880 land was purchased from Mrs. Margaret A. Basso for $100 – in gold coin. G. W. Jones, a member was contracted to build a two story structure for $1350. The style was indicative of the Greek Revival architecture. The new Lodge was completed including two outhouses behind the building, on November 13, 1880. The official dedication was held on April 26, 1881. In February 1883, Alfred Warrington was paid $15 to make 16” high gilded letters to adorn the front of the Lodge. In 1884, a front porch was added for $15 and in 1885 new handmade wooden chairs came by ship from London by way of Cape Horn. These chairs are still in use today. Electric Lights were added in 1908.

LaGrange was the Stanislaus County seat from 1856-1862.
 
Erected 2003 by (Clamper Year 6008) Estanislao Chapter No. 58, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 39.814′ N, 120° 
LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 22, 2016
2. LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 Marker
27.809′ W. Marker is in La Grange, California, in Stanislaus County. Marker is on Yosemite Boulevard (California Route 132), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30039 Yosemite Boulevard (California 132), La Grange CA 95329, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Grange Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Louis Mission (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old La Grange Schoolhouse (about 800 feet away); La Grange (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named La Grange (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Trading Post (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Barn – First Adobe Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in La Grange.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
3. LaFayette Historical Lodge #65
The marker is seen mounted on a stone base under the first floor windows.
The Gilded 16" Letters image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
4. The Gilded 16" Letters
NRHP Plaque - 1880 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
5. NRHP Plaque - 1880
This plaque is mounted on the front of the building to the left of the entrance door.
LaFayette Historical Lodge #65 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 19, 2011
6. LaFayette Historical Lodge #65
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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