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Sparta in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Masonic Lodge

 
 
Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. Masonic Lodge Marker
Inscription.  The Masons constructed this building in 1923, as Sparta's first building devoted entirely to a social organization. The architecture is characterized by an eclectic mix of Classical Revival and Prairie School influences. Noted regional architect and Masonic lodge member Albert Parkinson designed it.

The building was purchased by the Monroe County Historical Society in 1984 for use as a county museum.

This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
 
Erected 2004 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 488.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
 
Location. 43° 56.671′ N, 90° 48.747′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Court Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North Court Street. Marker is at the northwest corner of the intersection.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Main Street, Sparta WI 54656, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Sparta Free Library (a few steps from this marker); U.S. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fort McCoy South Post Gates (approx. 4.1 miles away); Coulee Country (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Driftless Area (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Also see . . .  Monroe County Local History Room and Museum. (Submitted on July 10, 2008.)
 
Former Masonic Lodge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. Former Masonic Lodge and Marker
Former Masonic Lodge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith L, June 23, 2008
3. Former Masonic Lodge and Marker
Astronaut Deke Slayton Statue in front of Masonic Lodge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 19, 2012
4. Astronaut Deke Slayton Statue in front of Masonic Lodge
Astronaut Deke Slayton was born in Sparta on March 1, 1924.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,127 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on July 8, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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