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McAllen in Hidalgo County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M.

 
 
McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
1. McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. Marker
Inscription.  

This lodge, organized by Master Mason R. M. Bounds and about 30 other Masons, was chartered on December 8, 1915. Meetings were held in the Joseph and Osborne buildings, two early downtown commercial structures, prior to the lodge erecting a temple at this site in 1927. Noted early teachers Isadore Moritz and Hugh R. Lockhart instructed a membership consisting of people from various masonic jurisdictions. The lodge is notable for having two members who became Grand Masters. Lodge No. 1110 continues to be active in local Civic affairs.
 
Erected 1995 by Texa Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3271.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 26° 12.292′ N, 98° 13.843′ W. Marker is in McAllen, Texas, in Hidalgo County. Marker is at the intersection of North 11th Street and Beech Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North 11th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 North 11th Street, McAllen TX 78501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as
McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
2. McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. and Marker
the crow flies. Paris Gum Factory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Guadalupe Cemetery (approx. 2.7 miles away); Pharr Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 3 miles away); Historic Pharr (approx. 3 miles away); City of Pharr (approx. 3 miles away); Old Pharr City Hall (approx. 3 miles away); Buell School (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McAllen.
 
Also see . . .  Freemasonry.
Freemasonry or Masonry consists of fraternal organisations that trace their origins to the local fraternities of stonemasons that from the end of the 14th century regulated the qualifications of stonemasons and their interaction with authorities and clients. Freemasonry has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories throughout the years. Source: Wikipedia
(Submitted on February 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 27, 2021
3. The view of the McAllen Lodge No. 1111 A.F. & A.M. from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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