Fredericksburg in Gillespie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fredericksburg Lodge No. 794, A.F. & A.M.
Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge No. 794 traces its history to 1896 when a warrant of dispensation was granted by the Grand Lodge of Texas, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. The first Worshipful Master, D.C. Darroch, was installed by Neal Caldwell, Deputy District Grand Master of the 47th Masonic District. Members joined from Willow Creek, Kerrville, and Johnson City, and first met in the Schandua Building.
In 1910 the Otto Kolmeier Building located on East Main Street was acquired as the second home for the lodge, and was shared with the Eastern Star Organization. The lodge moved to the Beckmann Building on West Main Street in 1925. Lodge meetings were held on the first floor, and the second floor housed Eastern Star meetings. The cornerstone for a new lodge building was laid in 1963 at South Adams and Hale Streets.
Lodge members maintain a strong tradition of supporting education. An award named for Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar has been given annually, in addition to a scholarship. Many charitable causes have received assistance from the Masons, who continue to serve the community as they have for
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10042.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
Location. 30° 15.911′ N, 98° 52.693′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Texas, in Gillespie County. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Street (State Highway 16) and Hale Street, on the right when traveling north on South Adams Street. The marker is located in front of the Masonic Lodge building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 809 South Adams Street, Fredericksburg TX 78624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Wunderlich Houses (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mueller-Petmecky House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Holy Ghost (Heilige Geist) Evangelical Protestant Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mosel-Jorden-Duecker Haus (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dangers Stone House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pape Log Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); County Jail of 1885 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Schmidt-Gold House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.