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Garland in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

​Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
​Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 3, 2020
1. ​Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription.  

​In 1873 the Grand Lodge of Texas granted Masons in the pioneer community of Duck Creek (present day Garland) dispensation to form their own lodge. The first Lodge hall, which the Masons shared with two other organizations, was destroyed in a windstorm in 1874. Duck Creek Lodge No. 441 was issued a permanent charter in 1875. In 1876, after 20 months of meeting in a schoolhouse, church, and in the homes of several of its members, the Lodge met in a new hall built on land in Duck Creek donated by John and Elisa Wallace.

The merger of the villages of Duck Creek and nearby Embree in the late 1880s to form Garland prompted the Lodge leadership to relocate its hall to the corner of present day Glenbrook and Main Street in 1889. Membership in the Lodge continued to grow and in 1897 a new brick lodge hall was constructed at the northwest corner of Garland's downtown square. In 1903 the name of the Lodge was changed to Garland Lodge No. 441.

​ A new Lodge hall was built at this site in 1960. This Lodge has a long history of charitable work in the community, and has counted among its members ten former mayors of
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Garland and many other business, civic, military and political leaders.
 
Erected 1994 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6722.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 32° 54.81′ N, 96° 37.777′ W. Marker is in Garland, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 East State Street, Garland TX 75040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A. J. Head Service Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); Garland (approx. 0.4 miles away); Roach Feed & Seed Co. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Fe Railroad Depot (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church of Garland (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Methodist Church of Garland (approx. 0.7 miles away); Public Education in Garland (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Garland (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Garland.
 
​Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 3, 2020
2. ​Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M. Marker
​Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, April 3, 2020
3. ​Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M. Marker
This photo also shows an additional marker which includes the names of the founding Masons and first officers of the lodge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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