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Farmersville in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Farmersville Masonic Lodge

No. 214, A.F. & A.M.

 
 
Farmersville Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
1. Farmersville Masonic Lodge Marker
Inscription.  

This Romanesque revival structure, built in 1888-89. Housed a second story fraternal hall above a first floor mercantile. One of the earliest surviving buildings in Farmersville, it features locally quarried limestone, narrow double-hung windows, an arched second story window, and a corbelled pressed metal parapet. Two grand masters of the grand lodge of Texas were from the local Masonic lodge, chartered in 1858. The lodge met here until 1966, and the Farmersville Times newspaper has offices here since 1956.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2007
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13979.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 33° 9.819′ N, 96° 21.589′ W. Marker is in Farmersville, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and North Main Street, on the left when traveling west on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmersville TX 75442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Audie Murphy’s Homecoming (within shouting distance of this marker); Bain-Honaker House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Farmersville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Methodist Church of Farmersville (about 700 feet away); First National Bank of Farmersville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Honaker-Holsonbake House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Farmersville (approx. 0.6 miles away); Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmersville.
 
Farmersville Masonic Lodge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
2. Farmersville Masonic Lodge and Marker
Farmersville Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Leichsenring, May 3, 2024
3. Farmersville Masonic Lodge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas.   3. submitted on May 3, 2024, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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