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Quincy in Gadsden County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club

 
 
Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
1. Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club Marker
Inscription. Settlers in the new U.S. territory of Florida (created in 1821) who were members of the Masonic order soon established lodges in their new communities. Washington Lodge No. 2, Free and Accepted Masons, created in 1828 was among the first Florida lodges. A Masonic building constructed in 1832 served the lodge as well as the community as a meeting place until it was destroyed by a storm in 1851. Construction of a new brick building began the next year and was completed by 1854. It was erected by Charles Waller, a Gadsden County builder-designer who constructed several other brick buildings in the Quincy area. For over half a century, the Washington Lodge hall was the scene of community activities. Although the appearance of the building has been changed by alterations including the addition of an exterior coat of stucco, it retains much of its original character. In 1922, the Masons acquired new quarters and the old lodge building became the property of the Quincy Woman“s Club. Under its auspices, the Old Washington Lodge has continued to serve the cultural needs of Quincy. In 1975, the structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 1976 by the Quincy Woman's Club in cooperation with Department of State. (Marker Number F-263.)
 
Location.
Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
2. Old Washington Lodge No. 2 ~ Quincy Woman's Club
30° 35.474′ N, 84° 34.839′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Florida, in Gadsden County. Marker is at the intersection of West King Street and North Calhoun Street, on the right when traveling west on West King Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 West King Street, Quincy FL 32351, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Quincy Academy (approx. ¼ mile away); The Quincy State Bank (approx. ¼ mile away); The White House / Pleasants Woodson White (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gadsden County Civil War Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gadsden County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gadsden County War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Lodge #2 (1852). (Submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsSettlements & Settlers
 
Heritage marker and side of house. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
3. Heritage marker and side of house.
Looking East on King Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 5, 2014
4. Looking East on King Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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