Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Freemasonry is a fraternal order which promotes a spirit of brotherhood, devotion to family, and service to God and country. Local Masonic Lodges and affiliated organizations, such as the Eastern Star, Scottish and York Rite bodies, the Shrine, Rainbow Girls, and Order of DeMolay, support many beneficial charities, medical facilities, and educational foundations.
1821: Nine Masonic Lodges formed Grand Lodge of Alabama F. & A.M and Montgomery Lodge No. 11 organized. Town founder Andrew Dexter among charter members. First hall built west side, upper Commerce Street, 1823. When city became capital in 1846, Grand Lodge located here. 1852: Andrew Jackson Lodge No. 173 organized. Temple built at Bibb and Commerce, 1872. Grand Lodge of Alabama dedicated new Temple at Washington and Perry, 1898. Masonic Home built on Vaughn Road, 1911. New Grand Lodge Temple built at same site, 1964.
Erected 1992 by the Montgomery County Masonic Conference.
Location. 32° 22.757′ N, 86° 18.651′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street and Bibb Street (Alabama Route 108), on the right when traveling north on Commerce Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Commerce Street, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Montgomery Slave Trade/Warehouses Used in the Slave Trade (a few steps from this marker); The First Offices of the Confederate Government (within shouting distance of this marker); Marquis de Lafayette (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce (about 500 feet away); Murphy House (about 500 feet away); The First White House of the Confederacy (about 600 feet away); Josiah Morris (about 600 feet away); General Charles Graham Boyd (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.