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Hornitos in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hornitos Masonic Hall

Point of Historical Interest

 
 
Hornitos Masonic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
1. Hornitos Masonic Hall Marker
This building was designated by the California Office of Historic Preservation as a Point of Historical Interest.
Inscription.  This building was constructed C. 1855 of native schist rock. It was purchased in August 1873 by the Freemasons of Hornitos Lodge No. 98, and since early 1875, continue to meet here. The Lodge was originally chartered as Quartzburg Lodge No. 98 on May 8, 1856, and met in Quartzburg. This building is the smallest Masonic Hall in California. Its lodgeroom is only 17’-6” by 29’-6’’, and has seem visitors from around the world.
 
Erected 1995 by Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of California. (Marker Number MRP - 001.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1873.
 
Location. 37° 30.071′ N, 120° 14.297′ W. Marker is in Hornitos, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is at the intersection of Bear Valley Road (County Road J16) and High Street, on the right when traveling south on Bear Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2875 Bear Valley Road, Hornitos CA 95325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98 (here, next to this marker); Hornitos
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(a few steps from this marker); Old Wells Fargo Office (within shouting distance of this marker); D. Ghirardelli & Co. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Hornitos (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Hornitos (about 600 feet away); St. Catherine Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cavagnaro General Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hornitos.
 
Hornitos Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
2. Hornitos Masonic Hall
The marker is on the far, right-hand side of the front of the building.
The rear of the Hornitos Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 20, 2011
3. The rear of the Hornitos Masonic Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 205 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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