Haines City in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Haines City Masonic Lodge
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 28° 6.469′ N, 81° 37.592′ W. Marker is in Haines City, Florida, in Polk County. Marker is on North Sixth Street south of Jones Avenue (Main Street), on the right when traveling north. The plaque is mounted on the building's exterior to the right of the front steps, facing the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 North Sixth Street, Haines City FL 33844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wray Building (a few steps from this marker); Consolidated Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); 607 Jones Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 19 N. Sixth Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Polk Arcade (within shouting distance of this marker); 600 E. Hinson Avenue (about Haines City Railroad Depot (about 500 feet away); 137 N. Sixth Street (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haines City.
Regarding Haines City Masonic Lodge. The building is not listed individually with the National Register of Historic Places, but rather as a Contributing Structure within the Downtown Haines City Commercial District, which was designated as a U.S. Historic District on March 7, 1994 (NRHP reference #94000150).
This building was built as the Gateway City Club Building in 1923 and originally contained a billiards room, library, ballroom, and a bowling alley in the basement. Later it was converted to a naturopathic hospital and swedish massage parlor. The hospital closed in the 1940's. That same decade, the nearby Masonic Lodge at 19 N. Sixth Street (see "Other nearby markers" above), burned. At that point, the Masons of Haines City moved to this building.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 553 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.