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Hillsborough Lodge

Number 25 F. & A. M.

 
 
Hillsborough Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Hillsborough Lodge Marker
Inscription.
Instituted
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
NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
2. NRHP Plaque
Masonic Temple
Hillsborough Lodge No. 25
F. & A. M.
Instituted Jan. 24, 1850
Entered in the National
Register of Historic Places
September 11, 1986
Tampa, Florida
(about 300 feet away); 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.
 
Additional keywords. Freemasonry
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsNotable Buildings
 
City of Tampa Local Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, July 8, 2010
3. City of Tampa Local Landmark Plaque
Hillsborough Lodge No. 25
F. & A. M.
Locally Designated
Landmark
by
City of Tampa
1994
Hillsborough Lodge Entrance image. Click for full size.
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4. Hillsborough Lodge Entrance
The neon masonic emblem hangs above the temple doorway facing Kennedy Boulevard.
Masonic Temple of Hillsborough Lodge No. 25 image. Click for full size.
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5. Masonic Temple of Hillsborough Lodge No. 25
Per Masonic custom, the organization occupies the upper floor of the temple. The first floor is commercial space.
Order of the Eastern Star Plaque image. Click for full size.
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6. Order of the Eastern Star Plaque
Tampa Chapter No. 11
Order of the Eastern Star
Instituted 1904.
Hillsborough Lodge Association Plaque image. Click for full size.
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7. Hillsborough Lodge Association Plaque
·Hillsborough·Lodge·
·Association·
→◊←
·Ernest·C·Austin·Pres·
·Ernest·C·Harris·Vice Pres·
·Halle·C·Allen·Sec'y·
·George·H·Leavitt·
·James·W·Nicholas·
·B·Marion·Reed·
Building Committee Plaque image. Click for full size.
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8. Building Committee Plaque
·Building·Committee·
→◊←
·James·W·Nicholas·Chairman·
William·H·Bongard· ·Leslie·E·Joughin
Darwin·B·Givens· ·George·H·Leavitt
→◊←
·M·Leo·Elliott·
·Architect·
→◊←
·The·G·A·Hanson·Co·Inc·
·Builders·
·Dan·B·Hill-Sup't·
 
 
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