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Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 13, 2020
1. Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription.  

Reagan Lodge, the first Masonic Lodge instituted in the Houston Suburbs, marked the beginning of the second wave of Houston Masonic lodges and accompanied major surge in the growth of the city and the birth of its suburbs. The Lodge was chartered in the municipality of Houston Heights on December 12, 1910; its first meeting was held on December 31, 1910. The Lodge was named for Mason John Henninger Reagan (1818-1905), who served as a Judge, Confederate Postmaster General, U.S. Congressman and Senator, framer of the 1876 Texas Constitution, and first Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission. Within its first twelve years, the lodge facilitated the formation of Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star, Order of DeMolay for boys and order of rainbow for girls. Three area schools have been named for lodge members.

The Lodge's first regular meetings were held in a rented space in the 900 block of Yale St. An association was formed in 1912 to raise money for new, permanent lodge building, which was constructed in 1930 at the northeast corner of Harvard St. and Eleventh Ave., but was taken over by a local bank in 1935 as a result
Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M. and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 13, 2020
2. Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M. and Marker
of the Great Depression. The lodge met at a temporary site until the completion of the Lodge building at the northeast corner of Heights Blvd. and Sixteenth Ave. In 1948, the building was designed by Architect and Houston Heights resident L.R. Hayes, who was also Master of Reagan Lodge (1937-1938). Reagan Masonic Lodge has a long history of charitable work and philanthropic endeavors and continues to be a civic leader in the Houston Heights community.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16433.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 29° 48.009′ N, 95° 23.86′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Heights Boulevard and East 16th Street, on the right when traveling north on Heights Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1606 Heights Boulevard, Houston TX 77008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heights Church of Christ (within shouting distance of this marker); David Barker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Denton Cooley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Houston Heights Woman's Club
Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 13, 2020
3. Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M. Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Houston Heights City Hall and Fire Station (approx. half a mile away); Houston Heights (approx. 1.6 miles away); Olivewood Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Reagan Masonic Lodge 1037 History. Reaganlodge1037.org (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Introduction to Freemasonry. Mastermason.com (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Cornerstone of the Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 13, 2020
4. Cornerstone of the Reagan Masonic Lodge No. 1037 A.F. & A.M.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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