Baytown in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Hall of Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge
No 321, A.F. & A.M.
Built 1875-1876, largely by labor of members. Lumber, cut to order in Florida, arrived here by schooner in nick of time to escape havoc of 1875 hurricane.
The 1883 Worshipful Master, J. H. Kipp, made and gave (1889) the carved and inlaid altar and some other appointments.
Oldest Eastern Star chapter in Texas (Cedar Bayou Chapter No. 11, O.E.S.), organized in 1884, has always met in this hall.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1970
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 10627.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
Location. 29° 45.306′ N, 94° 55.673′ W. Marker is in Baytown, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Ferry Road, on the left when traveling south. The marker is on the wall to the right of the door. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2850 Ferry Road, Baytown TX 77520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge (a few steps from this marker); Cedar Bayou United Methodist ChurchK'Nesseth Israel Synagogue (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dr. Ashbel Smith (approx. 2.9 miles away); Wooster School (approx. 2.9 miles away); Baytown Post Office (approx. 2.9 miles away); Near Home Site of John Peter Sjolander (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lee College (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baytown.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2020, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.