Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Freemasonry is a fraternal order which promotes a spirit of brotherhood, devotion to family, and service to God and country. Local Masonic Lodges and affiliated organizations, such as the Eastern Star, Scottish and York Rite bodies, the Shrine, Rainbow Girls, and Order of DeMolay, support many beneficial charities, medical facilities, and educational foundations.
1821: Nine Masonic Lodges formed Grand Lodge of Alabama F. & A.M and Montgomery Lodge No. 11 organized. Town founder Andrew Dexter among charter members. First hall built west side, upper Commerce Street, 1823. When city became capital in 1846, Grand Lodge located here. 1852: Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 173 organized. Temple built at Bibb and Commerce, 1872. Grand Lodge of Alabama dedicated new Temple at Washington and Perry, 1898. Masonic Home built on Vaughn Road, 1911. New Grand Lodge Temple built at same site, 1964.
Erected 1992 by the Montgomery County Masonic Conference.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Commerce Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Montgomery Slave Trade / Warehouses Used in the Slave Trade (a few steps from this marker); The First Offices of the Confederate Government (within shouting distance of this marker); Great Seal of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Marquis de Lafayette (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce / The Forefront of Montgomery's Future (about 500 feet away); Murphy House (about 500 feet away); Josiah Morris (about 600 feet away); The First White House of the Confederacy (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 991 times since then and 230 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.