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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Masonry in the Gold County

 
 
Masonry in the Gold County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. Masonry in the Gold County Marker
Inscription. The year was 1850 at a location not far from here. The first Masonic Lodge meeting was held under a Charter from state of Wisconsin. Lafayette Lodge #29 was born, the years following in 1851 & 1863 a major part of which was to be known as Nevada City was destroyed by fires. By this time California was a State and a new Lodge of California Charter was established as Nevada #13 F&AM in 1851. At this location the first masonry structure was built in 1852 as a store. The 1863 fire destroyed this building and again the Lodge at a different place. This site was purchased for $1,650 and rebuilt as a store with Lodge room up stairs. The Lodge moved in 1864. A dining room/office extension was built to the right in 1901. Over the past 136 years other Masonic units/orders have also been meeting here. Royal Arch, Nevada Chapter #6, Council #62, K.T. Commandery #6, Evangeline Eastern Star #9. In honor of 150 years continuous Nevada Lodge #13 F&AM Masonic Archives.
 
Erected 2000 by F&AM Grand Master Alvin J. Weis.
 
Location. 39° 15.782′ N, 121° 1.108′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Pine Street east of Commercial Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
Masonic Lodge Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
2. Masonic Lodge Building and Marker
is located between Commercial and Broad Streets. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Pine Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Pine & Commercial (a few steps from this marker); Kidd & Knox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada County Traction Company (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flagg Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Searls Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); National Exchange Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Also see . . .  History of the F&AM in California. (Submitted on February 13, 2011.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Masonic Lodge Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. Masonic Lodge Building and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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