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Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Early Jefferson Lodge Building

 
 
Early Jefferson Lodge Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
1. Early Jefferson Lodge Building Marker
Inscription. Built in the late 1850s, this building first housed the Jefferson Masonic Lodge. A number of businesses were located here during the Civil War, and later it was used by the Knights and Ladies of Honor of Myrtle and the Knights of Honor of Jefferson. Exhibiting elements of the Italianate Style, this is the last remaining example of the commercial-row structures which served Jefferson’s Dallas Street Wharf Front during its heyday as an inland port.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1990

 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 45.309′ N, 94° 20.719′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker is on West Dallas Street 0.1 miles east of South Market Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at northwest corner of subject building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 West Dallas Street, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jay Gould Railroad Car (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William Perry (about 300 feet
Early Jefferson Lodge Building Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
2. Early Jefferson Lodge Building Marker (wide view)
away, measured in a direct line); Old Federal Court and Post Office Building (about 300 feet away); Excelsior House (about 300 feet away); Brown-Bender House (about 300 feet away); Mergenthaler Linotype Typesetting Machine (about 400 feet away); Murphy Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
Also see . . .  Enlarge Early Jefferson Lodge Building (McGarity's Saloon).
1860 building built as a livery but which during the war held a Confederate hat factory. As postwar McGarity's Saloon it flourished until 1868 when its proprietor was indicted for "retail sale of vinous liquors," "permitting gaming," and having a "disorderly house." This structure was nearing collapse around a century later when it was rescued as a restoration project of the local high school. (Submitted on December 5, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Early Jefferson Lodge Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
3. Early Jefferson Lodge Building
Early Jefferson Lodge Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 24, 2014
4. Early Jefferson Lodge Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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