—Third Avenue Historic District —
The Henry S. Baird Masonic Lodge was initially established in 1878 and was housed in a number of locations around downtown [illegible] 50 years before establishing a permanent home at this location. The building was designed by local architect Fred Crandall and completed at a cost of $31,500. The Temple also is the home of Honor Chapter #1 Order of the Eastern Star, the first O.E.S. chapter in Wisconsin (1890). The Neo-Classical Revival detailing of this quasi-public building is highlighted by limestone columns in antis, giving the building it's hint of Roman Temple form. The brick building is accented with the limestone trim and it's exterior has generally not been altered. The building is significant within the District as an intact local example of a common, early 20th century national building type and architectural style.
Location. 44° 50.032′ N, 87° 22.568′ W. Marker is in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker is on 3rd Avenue south of Michigan Street, on the right when traveling south
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merchants Exchange Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); 110-114 North 3rd Avenue (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hay Hardware (approx. 0.2 miles away); ‘Old Bell’ Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Sturgeon Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sturgeon Bay's Waterfront History (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Sturgeon Bay's Waterfront History (approx. 0.4 miles away); Propellers from the tug John Purves (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgeon Bay.
Regarding Masonic Temple. Building contributes to the Third Avenue National Register Historic District.
Also see . . .
1. Henry S. Baird Lodge #174, Sturgeon Bay WI. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Third Avenue Historic District National Register Nomination. (Submitted on October 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.