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LODGES IN TEXAS

Mostly modest, but occasionally grandiose, here are some of the meeting halls of Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Sons of Hermann, Protectors of Elks and Woodmen of the World.

Frequently lodge buildings were anchors of small town architecture. They served as schools, town halls and when needed - as shelters. While Masonic lodges were often stone and brick - the simple wooden buildings of the Czech and German organizations demonstrated the carpentry skills of the membership.
© John Troesser

About Masonic Lodges

  • In Due And Ancient Form by Archie P. McDonald
    Masonry in Texas
  • Masons: Building Temples in East Texas
    by Archie P. McDonald
  • Freemasonry in the Republic by C. F. Eckhardt
    The first Masonic Lodge in Texas was formed in March of 1835, approximately a year before Texas declared independence from Mexico. Although there were Masons in Mexico—Santa Anna was a Mason—the Catholic Church frowned on Freemasonry. The Knights of Columbus was established to counter the appeal of Freemasonry for Catholic men...


  • MASONIC LODGES IN TEXAS - Images

  • Arlington Heights Masonic Lodge
  • Austwell - Masonic Emblem
  • Bardwell
  • Bay City 5-23-16
  • Beaukiss
  • Ben Wheeler
  • Benton
  • Bracketteville
  • Brazoria - The Masonic Oak
  • Breckenridge 5-9-17
  • Bronson
  • Brownsville
  • Bruceville-Eddy
  • Bryan
  • Buckholts' SPJST Octagonal Building
  • Burnet
  • Caldwell
  • Calvert Masonic Building
  • Cameron masonic globes
  • Chalk Mountain Feature
  • Chappell Hill - Hubert Masonic Lodge
  • Christoval
  • Cisco
  • Columbus Lodges
  • Conroe
  • Crowell
  • Decatur
  • Dripping Springs
  • Ector
  • Farmersville
  • Fort Davis
  • Fort Griffin Feature
  • Ganado
  • Georgetown
  • Glen Rose
  • Goliad
  • Gorman
  • Graford
  • Henderson
  • Hull
  • Huntsville
  • Hylton
  • Jacksonville - Masonic Lodge neon
  • Kirvin
  • Kyle
  • La Vernia - Brahan Masonic Lodge c.1859
  • Lake Victor
  • Llano
  • Lott
  • Matagorda
  • Maud
  • Memphis
  • Moulton
  • Myra
  • Nash
  • Plano
  • Rocksprings
  • Rogers - Masonic Lodge sign
  • Sanderson
  • Smithville
  • Somerville
  • Springtown - Eureka Lodge Feature
  • Thornton - Masonic Emblem
  • Toyah
  • Tyler
  • Valley Mills
  • Waco - Masonic Temple
  • Waxahachie
  • Webb
  • Weesatche

  • OTHER LODGES & HALLS - Images
    Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, KJT, SPJST, Sons of Hermann, et.al.

  • Ammannsville KJT Hall
  • Ammannsville - The Old KJT Hall
  • Aubrey - Odd Fellows
  • Bleiblerville - SPJST
  • Comanche - Knights of Pythias Hall
  • Corsicana - Elks Club
  • Dawson - Odd Fellows
  • Engle - SPJST
  • Fayetteville - KJT Hall, former and today
  • Fayetteville - SPJST 1
  • Garland - Odd Fellows
  • George West - Odd Fellows
  • Kaufman - SPJST
  • Kovar - SPJST Hall
  • Longview - The K of P Lodge
  • Matador - Odd Fellows
  • McGregor - Odd Fellows Hall
  • Moravia - SPJST Hall
  • Overton - Tandy Reid American Legion Hall
  • Ranger - Odd Fellows
  • Rock Island - Odd Fellows
  • Rule - Odd Fellows
  • Rutersville - Sons of Hermann
  • Taylor - Odd Fellows
  • Troup - Knights of Pythias
  • Wylie - Odd Fellows

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