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Antioch in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

F & AM - Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 Building

 
 
F & AM - Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2010
1. F & AM - Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 Building Marker
Inscription.  This plaque commemorates 140 continuous years of Masonry in Antioch and the 100th anniversary of this building. The building was constructed as the Belshaw Theater in 1905. It was purchased by the Antioch Masonic Lodge in 1923 and modified to serve as a traditional Masonic meeting place. It continues to serve in that capacity. Brentwood Masonic Lodge #345 F & A M merged with the Antioch Lodge in 1989 to become Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 F & A M. This facility is shared with several concordant Masonic organizations. DeMolay, Jobs Daughters, Order of Eastern Star, Rainbow Girls, Royal Arch Mason Chapters and Commandery of Knights Templar.

Lodge Officers 2005
J. Dan Miller, Master • Stephen D. Hosmer, Sr., Warden • Rodney S. Johnson, Jr., Warden • Richard W. Barber, Treasurer • Archie R. Gore, Secretary

Hall Associates 2005
Bill R. Hunt, President • Archie R. Gore, Secretary • Richard S. Lowe, CFO • Richard C. Wallace, Bldg. Mgr.
 
Erected 2005 by Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 F & A M.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
The Masonic Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2010
2. The Masonic Building and Marker
Entrance to the building on West 2nd Street.
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Location. 38° 1.009′ N, 121° 48.807′ W. Marker is in Antioch, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on West Second Street near G Street. The marker is mounted to the right of the entrance facing West 2nd Street. The building sits at the intersection of West 2nd Street and G Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 521 West 2nd Street, Antioch CA 94509, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of Antioch (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Woman's Club of Antioch (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cannery Lady (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Antioch War Dog Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); July 4, Anno Domini, 1951 (approx. 0.6 miles away); The McCoy Cook House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Antioch High School Cupola (approx. 0.7 miles away); Riverview Union High School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Antioch.
 
Also see . . .  An early 1920’s photo of Antioch Masonic Lodge Members. (Submitted on November 5, 2010.)
 
Sign and Architectural Detail Above Entrance Door image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2010
3. Sign and Architectural Detail Above Entrance Door
Masonic Lodge Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2010
4. Masonic Lodge Building
The Belshaw Building and Theater image. Click for full size.
circa 1910
5. The Belshaw Building and Theater
Antioch, California
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,153 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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