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Hiram Lodge No. 25

Grand Lodge of Delaware, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Hiram Lodge No. 25 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
1. Hiram Lodge No. 25 Marker
Inscription.  By the 1780's members of the Masonic fraternity were organized and meeting locally. On December 6, 1802, a charter was issued by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania for Lodge No. 96 in Newark. This was one of four Lodges whose representatives gathered in Wilmington on June 6 and 7, 1806, to form the Grand Lodge of Delaware. At this historic session the Lodge was formally warranted as Hiram Lodge No. 3. Regular meetings were discontinued circa 1827. On June 27, 1870, Masonry was restored in this community with the granting of a charter for Hiram Lodge No. 25. Members met in the Odd Fellows Hall until 1890, when they relocated to the Wilson Building. In 1926 the desire for a larger facility resulted in a move to the Academy Building on Main Street. The present site was subsequently donated by member Norris N. Wright, and in 1950, Hiram Lodge No. 25 moved to this location.
 
Erected 2006 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NC-159.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In
Hiram Lodge No. 25 image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 3, 2008
2. Hiram Lodge No. 25
addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list.
 
Location. 39° 40.927′ N, 75° 44.807′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Ave. (Delaware Route 273) and Haines Street, on the right when traveling east on Delaware Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 East Delaware Avenue, Newark DE 19711, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John the Baptist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Newark Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Albert Gallatin Lewis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newark United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oriental Lodge #12, I.O.O.F. (approx. ¼ mile away); George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Professor Theodore Wolf (1850-1909) (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Regarding Hiram Lodge No. 25. Building has 1949 cornerstone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,901 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on August 13, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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