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Alma in Gratiot County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan Masonic Home

 
 
Michigan Masonic Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
1. Michigan Masonic Home Marker
Inscription. In November 1885 the Michigan Masonic Home Association was established to raise funds for a home and health care facility for aged Masons. In 1891 Michigan's first Masonic Home, located on Reed's Lake near Grand Rapids, was opened. When fire destroyed it in 1910, Alma businessman and philanthropist Ammi W. Wright donated the former Alma Sanitarium as a replacement. The Masons used that structure for twenty years. In 1929 the Masons began construction of a new home on this 116-acre site. The first residents moved into the new facility in 1931. Since 1931 several additions have combined to create this diverse residential and nursing care facility operated by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan.
 
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0567.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 23.259′ N, 84° 39.916′ W. Marker is in Alma, Michigan, in Gratiot County. Marker is on Masonic Drive 0.1 miles east of Business U.S. 27. Touch for map. The marker is at the right entry to the parking lot for the Masonic Home's main entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Wright Avenue, Alma MI 48801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Michigan Masonic Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., October 25, 2015
2. Michigan Masonic Home Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Main (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Folsom Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alma College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Henry R. Pattengill (approx. 7.2 miles away); Henry Romain Pattengill (approx. 7.2 miles away); Jackson - Weller House (approx. 7.2 miles away); Gratiot County (approx. 7.3 miles away); Lumberjack Park (approx. 8.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alma.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 18, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 18, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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