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Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897

 
 
Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
1. Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 Marker
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Efforts to form a Masonic lodge in Boerne began in 1904. On December 7, 1905, the Grande Lodge of Texas granted a charter to Kendall Lodge No. 897, and A.J. Woods, L.W. King, Sr. and U.A. Shirar, Jr. served as the first principal officers. A fire in 1908 destroyed the lodge hall, and the group met in the county courthouse before moving their meetings to the Calrow Building, the city's post office. In 1911, local women chartered Boerne Chapter No. 200, Order of the Easter Star. The Masons moved to a new building, shared by the order, in 1969 and have since continued supporting the community and Masonic institutions with their time, funds and service.
 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15599.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is December 7, 1905.
 
Location. 29° 47.805′ N, 98° 43.555′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of East Blanco Road and South Plant Avenue, on the right when traveling east
The Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 Marker is the first marker on the left image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
2. The Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 Marker is the first marker on the left
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on East Blanco Road. The marker is located in front of Kendall Masonic Lodge #897. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 897 East Blanco Road, Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boerne Chapter No. 200 - O.E.S. (here, next to this marker); Transportation Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); San Antonio Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Boerne Schoolhouses (approx. ¼ mile away); Kuhlmann-King House (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry J. Graham Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Kendall County Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kendall County (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
 
The view of the Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 Marker from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, April 26, 2021
3. The view of the Kendall Masonic Lodge No. 897 Marker from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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