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Sparta in Monroe County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Masonic Lodge

 
 
Masonic Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
1. Masonic Lodge Marker
Inscription. The Masons constructed this building in 1923, as Sparta's first building devoted entirely to a social organization. The architecture is characterized by an eclectic mix of Classical Revival and Prairie School influences. Noted regional architect and Masonic lodge member Albert Parkinson designed it.

The building was purchased by the Monroe County Historical Society in 1984 for use as a county museum.

This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
 
Erected 2004 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 488.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 56.671′ N, 90° 48.747′ W. Marker is in Sparta, Wisconsin, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of North Court Street and West Main Street, on the left when traveling north on North Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Main Street, Sparta WI 54656, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monroe County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Sparta Free Library
Former Masonic Lodge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
2. Former Masonic Lodge and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); U.S. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wisconsin Child Center Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Coulee Country (approx. 4.2 miles away); Donald "Deke" Slayton (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Driftless Area (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Also see . . .  Monroe County Local History Room and Museum. (Submitted on July 10, 2008.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Former Masonic Lodge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 23, 2008
3. Former Masonic Lodge and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2008, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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