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Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M.

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
1. Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. Marker
Inscription. This historic building was built in 1878 by John McBeth and D.D. Compton, merchants, for use as a warehouse. As such it played an important role when Greenville’s two foundries, flour mill, sarsaparilla works, brickyard, wagon shop, and sawmill supplied the area.

Dedicated in the spirit of brotherhood, June 1971 by the Las Plumas Del Oro Chapter of E Clampus Vitus in recognition of the building’s long use by, and importance to, the fraternal orders of Indian Valley.
 
Erected 1971 by E Clampus Vitus, Las Plumas del Oro Chapter No. 8.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 40° 8.354′ N, 120° 57.097′ W. Marker is in Greenville, California, in Plumas County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Mill Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 Main Street, Greenville CA 95947, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bransford & McIntyre Warehouse ( within shouting distance of this marker); Bransford & McIntyre Store ( within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Lassen
Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
2. Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. Marker
The marker is immediately to the right of the entrance.
( approx. 3.9 miles away); Seneca ( approx. 7.2 miles away); First Permanent Residence in Indian Valley ( approx. 7.3 miles away); Taylorsville Veterans Memorial ( approx. 7.4 miles away); Taylorville General Store ( approx. 7.4 miles away); Taylorsville Cemetery ( approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Regarding Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M.. Erected by McBeth and Compton in 1878, this brick building was a warehouse for their store. It survived the great fire of 1881 undamaged. The structure had several different owners in later years and, as a warehouse, it served a number of town businesses. By 1890 the upper floor was the Odd Fellows Hall. About 1913 the Sincerity Lodge 132 bought the building for $3,300. It has been used by various organizations and civic groups ever since.
Greenville Walking Tour
 
Also see . . .  Greenville Walking Tour - Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. Mountain Maidu Indians had been living in Indian Valley for centuries when Anglo settlers arrived in the 1850's. The
Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
3. Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. Plaque
Dedicated to
the Brethren of Sincerity Lodge 132
Free and Accepted Masons
Greenville, California
this 12th Day of July, 1992

Donald D. Dunham – Worshipful Master
Sincerity Lodge 132 F and AM
Stanley M. Gazneaux – Grand Master
Free and Accepted Masons of California
first house built in Greenville in 1861 was soon followed by construction of a boarding house operated by Mr. and Mrs. Green. The town was named for Green who was killed in the collapse of the first Round Valley Dam.
(Submitted on June 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & Commerce
 
Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
4. Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M.
Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 1, 2012
5. Sincerity Lodge 132 F.&A.M.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 21, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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