Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Grapevine Masonic Lodge #288
Grapevine Masonic Lodge # 288
A.F. & A.M.
On June 16, 1866 Grapevine Masonic Lodge #288 was granted its charter with J. W. Dunn as Worshipful Master. In June 1868 a committee was appointed to build a Masonic Lodge and school building. Rev. E. N. Hudgins donated five acres of land on East College Street where a two-story school was built. The Grapevine Masonic Institute opened on September 1, 1869 for tuition students. Orphans of Master Masons were admitted free. The school was sold in 1886, opening the way for the public school system. In 1888 the Masonic Lodge was built at Main and Worth Streets. In 1916 it was replaced with the present building. The Lodge has supported the Masonic Home and School and local charitable endeavors.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is June 16, 1866.
Location. 32° 56.255′ N, 97° 4.698′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Worth Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 S Main Street, Grapevine TX 76051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grapevine Home Bank (a few steps from this marker); Koonce Bros. / Buckner's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood Automotive Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First National Bank of Grapevine, Texas (within shouting distance of this marker); The Confectionery / City Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas General Store & Undertakers (within shouting distance of this marker); E. M. Jenkins - Tate Building (within shouting distance of this marker); E. J. Lipscomb Dry Goods Co. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapevine.
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