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Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M.

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
1. Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription.  Organized Freemasonry in Delaware can be traced to the mid-18th century. On January 16, 1815, Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Delaware, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons while it convened at the State House in Dover. A warrant was issued to the Lodge that same year naming Jesse Green Worshipful Master, John Mitchell Senior Warden, and James Millechop Junior Warden. Notable past Grand Masters of this Lodge include Joseph G. Oliver, who served as state represent (1820) and state senator (1828); and James P. Lofland, a well-known physician who served several terms in state legislature and served as president of Delaware's Medical Society (1830). Sources indicate that beginning in 1846, the Lodge met at a building situated on the northwest corner of Milford's Front and Walnut Streets, opposite a hotel. During the late 1950s the Lodge purchased the Grier Building on Causey Avenue, formerly home to the L.C. Caulk Company. The Lodge's new Masonic Temple was dedicated on September 13, 1960 and continues to serve as its meeting place. Since its inception, Temple Lodge No. 9 has promoted the ideals of friendship, morality,
Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M. image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 11, 2019
2. Temple Lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M.
and brotherly love within the community.
 
Erected 2015 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-245.)
 
Location. 38° 54.68′ N, 75° 25.942′ W. Marker is in Milford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of Causey Avenue (Delaware Route 36) and South Maple Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Causey Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 Causey Avenue, Milford DE 19963, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Vaules-Grier Home (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mispillion River Greenway Historical Sites (about 400 feet away); Milford (approx. 0.2 miles away); Causey House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parson Thorne Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Milford (approx. mile away); Major General Alfred T.A. Torbert (approx. mile away); Vale-Williams Memorial City Hall (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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