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
Masonic Lodges In
Due And Ancient Form
by Archie P. McDonald
Masonry in TexasMasons:
Building Temples in East Texas
by Archie P. McDonald Freemasonry
in the Republic
by C. F. Eckhardt 11-21-11
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
IN TEXAS - Images
& HALLS - Images
Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, KJT, SPJST, Sons of Hermann, et.al.
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