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FIRST - Masonic Temple in California - Benicia, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 03.139 W 122° 09.443
10S E 573927 N 4211955
Quick Description: California's first masonic lodge. This building was built in 1850 in Benicia, CA.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/14/2010 3:21:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM8KGP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Zork V
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Long Description:
A plaque at the site reads: "The first Masonic hall built in California was begun in the summer of 1850, occupied by the lodge October 14, 1850, and formally dedicated December 27, 1850. This building served as the Masonic Temple for Benicia Lodge No. 5 until 1888, when the new temple was occupied. It was used by a boys' club prior to World War I and by the American Legion shortly after the war. It was reacquired by Benicia Lodge No. 5 in 1950."
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Date of FIRST: 1/1/1850

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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