Details for James F. Taylor Lodge No. 169, A.F. & A.M. (Atlas Number 5203010217)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5203010217


Marker Number 10217
Atlas Number 5203010217
Marker Title James F. Taylor Lodge No. 169, A.F. & A.M.
Index Entry Taylor, James F., Lodge
Address 200 W. Church
City Hallsville
County Harrison
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 351952
UTM Northing 3597447
Subject Codes fraternal organizations
Marker Year 1986
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Chartered in 1856 in the town of Ash Springs, this Lodge was named for James F. Taylor (1812-1889), a leading citizen, state legislator, and Mason. After the railroad bypassed Ash Springs in the late 1860s, the Lodge moved to the new town of Hallsville, where the members built a two-story lodge hall. The first floor of the building was used for a school, while the second story was the Lodge meeting place. The Masons continued to operate the only school in town until 1915. Throughout its history the Lodge has been a leading force in civic activities. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986