Idaho City in Boise County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
This Masonic Temple, built in 1865 is the oldest Masonic Temple in Idaho, and reputedly the Oldest Temple west of the Mississippi , still in use.
Although the building was destroyed by fire in 1865, Mr. James Pinney, a Mason himself, received permission to build this structure that same year.
This Masonic Temple is believed to be the only standing lodge which a "Grand Lodge" was formed in the United States, still in use today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 43° 49.707′ N, 115° 50.068′ W. Marker is in Idaho City, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is at the intersection of Wall Street and Commercial Street, on the right when traveling west on Wall Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho City ID 83631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Masonic Temple (a few steps from this marker); Idaho Territorial Penitentiary (within shouting Boise Basin Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Pest House and County Jail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chinese Legacy in Boise Basin (在愛达荷城的华人) (about 300 feet away); Boise County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 400 feet away); U.S. Senator Frank Church (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho City.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 21, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.