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Masonic Hall

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c. 1854. North side of King St. between Caroline and Water sts.

The gable-fronted building did double duty as Masonic hall and town hall, with shops (and once a post office) on the first floor. Chartered in 1755, Port Royal's is the second oldest Masonic lodge in Virginia. Two Greek Revival shop fronts survive in spite of the building's derelict state.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


What's Nearby


Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Masonic Hall", [Port Royal, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 353-353.

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