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Ferndale in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Ferndale Masonic Hall

 
 
Ferndale Masonic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
1. Ferndale Masonic Hall Marker
It is unfortunate that the elements have taken such a toll on this marker.
Inscription.  
Dedicated March 19, 1891
Organized October 2?, 1868 with fifteen members Ferndale Lodge #193 F. & A.M. received its charter the following year. Meetings were held upstairs over the Dodge Store until 1870 when the first lodge hall was built on the west side of Main Street. Later, this building was shared with the Odd Fellows. In 1891, it was sold to the Odd Fellows and the present hall erected.

Ferndale Lodge #193 F. & A.M.
October 14, 1869

Ferndale Chapter #23 Order of the Eastern Star
November 11, 1876 (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical date for this entry is March 19, 1891.
 
Location. 40° 34.512′ N, 124° 15.917′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of Francis Street and Eugene Street on Francis Street. Coming from Fortuna, you come into town on Main Street. At Ocean Avenue, Main becomes Francis. This is the corner with The Victorian Inn.

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little) in Ferndale. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 Francis Street, Ferndale CA 95536, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Victorian Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Danish Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Danish Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Ivanhoe (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A. Berding House (about 300 feet away); Mildred Radanovich (about 400 feet away); Ferndale Palace Saloon (about 400 feet away); Our Centennial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferndale.
 
More about this marker. This marker was apparently part of a "walking tour" but a search for a guide online has turned up nothing.
 
Also see . . .
1. Masonic Temple (Ferndale, California). Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 19, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. The Ferndale Museum Main Street Walk. Field Trips entry:
Enjoy the Victorian architecture along Main Street, Ferndale, California. It's lined with late 19th and early 20th Century redwood storefronts. Many have false fronts, others abut each other so closely there are rumors of secret passages connecting them. Main Street is visually dominated by the Wildcat Hills, and local tradition
Ferndale Masonic Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
2. Ferndale Masonic Hall
Looking south. The marker is visible just over the silver car, between the door and the window.
draws the south end of the street at the top of the page. This is continued in this table which flows from South to North. South of Ocean, Main becomes Francis Street.
(Submitted on February 22, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 

3. National Register of Historic Places in Humboldt County. NoeHill Travels entry:
This building is part of NRHP #93001461, Ferndale Main Street Historic District. (Submitted on February 22, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
The Corner of Ocean and Main/Francis image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King, February 8, 2014
3. The Corner of Ocean and Main/Francis
In the foreground is The Victorian Inn, to the left, The Danish Hall and to the right, the two story building is the Ferndale Masonic Hall.
Ferndale Masonic Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 28, 2013
4. Ferndale Masonic Hall and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 537 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 22, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California.   4. submitted on November 13, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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