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Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M.

 
 
Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
1. Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M. Marker
Inscription.  Organized in 1850, the Morton Masonic Lodge was chartered on January 24, 1851. Named for "Old 300" colonist and Mason William Morton, the Lodge began with twenty charter members. The first lodge hall, located on Jackson Street, was replaced in 1855 by a larger building on the corner of 3rd and Morton streets. The three-story brick structure also housed the county courthouse, and was destroyed by fire in 1887. A third facility, built at this site, was replaced by this building in 1913. Over the years the Lodge has sponsored many charitable activities.
 
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9050.)
 
Location. 29° 34.99′ N, 95° 45.637′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on Morton Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 Morton Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jane Long Boarding House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. John's United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away);
Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
2. Morton Lodge No. 72, A. F. & A. M. Marker
Constantine W. Buckley (about 500 feet away); Early Courthouse Square (about 600 feet away); Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (about 600 feet away); The McFarlane House (about 600 feet away); Fort Bend County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); McNabb House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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