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Downieville in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Masonic Building

 
 
Masonic Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
1. Masonic Building Marker
Inscription.  The Mountain Shade Lodge No. 18 F. & A.M. received it’s charter on May 5, 1852. Prior to that date they operated under a dispensation. The Masons met originally in the Craycroft Building. Then erected their own building on this site in 1852. The original structure was destroyed by fire, and was replaced by the present building in 1864.
 
Erected 1986 by Major William Downie Chapter No. 1849, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1889.
 
Location. 39° 33.578′ N, 120° 49.666′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of Commercial Street (California Route 49) and Pearl Street, on the left when traveling east on Commercial Street. The building is located on the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 Commercial Street, Downieville CA 95936, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Juanita (within shouting distance of this marker); Craycroft Building
Masonic Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
2. Masonic Building
The marker is mounted on the far left of the building.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Shooting of Thaddeus Purdy (within shouting distance of this marker); First Protestant Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Charles Hotel (about 300 feet away); Mackerman & Company Building (about 300 feet away); Downieville (about 300 feet away); Downieville Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downieville.
 
Masonic Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 27, 2011
3. Masonic Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 622 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.

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