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Carthage in Hancock County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Masonic Lodge Building of 1887

 
 
Masonic Lodge Building of 1887 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2012
1. Masonic Lodge Building of 1887 Marker
Inscription.  
This building was constructed by N. P. McKee and the Hancock Masonic Lodge in 1887. It was designed by Geo. W. Payne, a nationally renowned architect, with a large arched window and pyramid-shaped roof. in 1924 the building was purchased by Mississippi Valley Telephone. That year the building lost most of the interior, roof and arched window in a 3-alarm fire. The telephone company rebuilt the structure as it stands today.

National Register of Historic Places 1980
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 40° 24.776′ N, 91° 8.069′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Illinois, in Hancock County. Marker is on South Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 73 South Adams Street, Carthage IL 62321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln's Carthage Speech (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln's Failed Murder Case (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lincoln and Agriculture (about 300 feet away); Hamilton House (about

Masonic Lodge Building of 1887 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, June 10, 2012
2. Masonic Lodge Building of 1887
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600 feet away); Lincoln in Hancock County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Carthage Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); The "Old Jail" (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Simon Cemetery (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 361 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 19, 2022