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Creation Date

10-17-2010

Description

Masonic Temple Marker, Sanderville, GA.

This marker is located opposite the Courthouse Square in Sanderville, Florida.

The marker reads as :

" A beautiful reproduction of the Greek Temple Athene, erected in 1855-56 for the Masons, of brick, hand-made by slaves, stood on this corner. An appeal by Mr. James D. Anthony and Dr. James R. Smith ~ Methodist Ministers ~ and Mr. Pincus Happ, Members of Haynes Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, saved the building from destruction by Sherman´s Army in 1864, when all over other public buildings in the town were burned. This was one of several Masonic Temples in Georgia spared by Union officers who were Masons.

This historic building was destroyed by fire in 1921."

GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956

Latitude, Longitude

32.98301944, -82.81205000

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Masonic Temple Marker; Masonic Temple; Washington County (Ga.); Sanderville (Ga.); Historical marker --- Georgia --- Sanderville.

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