Milledgeville in Baldwin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M.
The Grand Lodge of Georgia met here annually from December 1834 through the 1845 session when its site was moved to Macon. During Reconstruction the building housed the office of the Freedman’s Bureau and its ground floor was headquarters of the local military garrison.
This building was built for the Masonic use of Benevolent Lodge Number 3, F. &. A. M.; Temple Chapter Number 6, R. A. M. and Georgia Council Number 4, R. &. S. M.
Erected 1980 by The Educational and Historical Commission, Grand Lodge of Georgia, F. &A.M.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1929.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 East Hancock Street, Milledgeville GA 31061, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old State Capitol (about 500 feet away); Site of Fort Defiance (about 500 feet away); The Milledgeville Hotel and Oliver Hardy (about 600 feet away); Statehouse Square (about 600 feet away); The Great Seal of Georgia (about 600 feet away); Great Seal of Georgia and the Unfinished Acts of the Legislature, 1864 (about 700 feet away); Milledgeville Confederate Monument (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milledgeville.
Regarding Masonic Temple of Benevolent Lodge No 3, F. & A. M.. John Linley, in his definitive Architecture of Middle Georgia: The Oconee Area, classifies the Masonic Building as “Of National Importance.”
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,587 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.