Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Number 25 F. & A. M.
January 24, 1850
The First Masonic Lodge in Tampa
Erected by Hillsborough Lodge, Free & Accepted Masons.
Location. 27° 56.921′ N, 82° 27.335′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is at the intersection of North Morgan Street and East Kennedy Boulevard (Business U.S. 41), on the left when traveling north on North Morgan Street. Touch for map. The Hillsborough Lodge Temple sits at the corner of East Kennedy and North Marion in downtown Tampa. The historic marker is mounted to the side of the building facing Marion, while the main entrance and all other plaques are located on the side facing Kennedy. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1851 † 1891 (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial II (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial I (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Lt. Baldomero Lopez Memoria In Aeterna, 1911 (about 400 feet away); Hillsborough County's Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
Regarding Hillsborough Lodge. The Hillsborough Lodge completed this, their fourth Masonic Temple in 1928, and built it in the Mediterranean Revival style with Beaux-Arts detail, designed by M. Leo Elliott. The two-story structure features ornamental glazed terra-cotta detailing and elaborate brick work.
The structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986 (#86002415), and is also a City of Tampa Local Landmark Structure.
Also see . . . Freemasons: Hillsborough Masonic Lodge, Tampa, Florida. (Submitted on July 10, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
Additional keywords. Freemasonry
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 10, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.