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Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Forest Lodge No. 19

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1909. 1030 12th St.

Chartered in 1844, the lodge is one of the oldest in Texas. The two-story classical building in buff brick has three central bays with segmental-arched windows on the first story and round-arched windows on the second. End bays have rectangular windows. The first floor has rusticated brick coursing expressed as a basement supporting an order of Ionic pilasters on the second story. A cornice of corbeled brick is topped by an attic level with pilasters aligned with those below.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Forest Lodge No. 19", [Huntsville, 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, 27-27.

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