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Creation Date

11-23-2012

Building Name

Oldest Masonic Lodge, Apopka

Description

Oldest Masonic Lodge Building In Continuous Use Marker, Apopka, FL.

This marker is located on US 441 in Orange County in Apopka, Florida.

The text reads as :

" Masonic Lodge #36 of the Grand Jurisdiction of Florida was established in 1856 and is still serving under a warrant issued that year. This building was erected here in 1859; the upper story has been continually used for lodge meetings. The original lower floor was used as post office, school, church and general store. Masons from miles around visited the community, which was known as The Lodge until the Town of Apopka City was chartered in 1882. In 1952, due to the effects of deterioration and highway widening, the lower story was removed and replaced. Orange Lodge #36 is a "Moon Lodge" and meets on or before the full moon and two weeks thereafter."

Sponsored by the city of Apopka Bicentennial Committee In cooperation with Department of State

Latitude, Longitude

28.67325278, -81.50159722

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor,Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville,Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Oldest Masonic Lodge Building Marker; Oldest Masonic Lodge; Orange County (Fl.); Apopka (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Apopka.

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