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Ellis County Museum (Masonic Lodge)

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1889. 201 S. College St.

Each corner of Waxahachie’s public square is anchored by a building of architectural significance. An eclectic classicism is represented by this multipurpose red brick building constructed by the Waxahachie Masonic Lodge No. 90. The lodge hall occupied the third floor, with offices on the second level, and retail establishments on the ground floor. Windows vary from round-arched to segmental-arched, and Masonic emblems embellish the building’s elaborate pressed-metal cornice. In 1975 the building was purchased by the Ellis County Museum.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Ellis County Museum (Masonic Lodge)", [Waxahachie, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 88-88.

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