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St. Charles in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

122 South Main

Masonic Hall • Gut Saddlery • Elks Building

— 1849 • Free and Accepted Masons —

 
 
122 South Main Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
1. 122 South Main Marker
Inscription.  Behind this 1914 Art Deco tile and marble facade is one of the oldest buildings on the street, the Masonic Hall. The lodge held its last meeting on July 17, 1861. "About this time [1861], we came under the dark Cloud of War between the North and South and Hiram No. 118 with a membership of 73 was not strong enough to withstand its horrors and like many lodges of the Border States it passed out of existence."

Edward Gut bought the building in 1865 and operated his Saddlery & Harness shop here for thirty years, B.P.O.E. (Elks) owned the building from 1914 util 1976.
 
Erected 2010 by Historic Downtown Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1861.
 
Location. 38° 46.842′ N, 90° 28.891′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on South Main Street south of Jefferson Street, on
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the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 South Main Street, Saint Charles MO 63301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 116-120 South Main (here, next to this marker); 108 South Main (a few steps from this marker); 130 South Main (a few steps from this marker); 117 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 104 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 101 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker); 136 South Main (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Charles.
 
122 South Main Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
2. 122 South Main Street
National Register plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 7, 2018
3. National Register plaque
Masonic Hall 1849
This property
has been placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

Ruth E. Mitchell Building
1989
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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