Stanton Masonic Lodge and School

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Stanton Masonic Lodge and School
Stanton Masonic Lodge and School is located in Tennessee
Stanton Masonic Lodge and School
Location W. Main St., Stanton, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°27′56″N 89°24′17″W / 35.46556°N 89.40472°W / 35.46556; -89.40472Coordinates: 35°27′56″N 89°24′17″W / 35.46556°N 89.40472°W / 35.46556; -89.40472
Area less than one acre
Built 1871
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87001878[1]
Added to NRHP October 22, 1987

The Stanton Masonic Lodge and School (also known as the Old Masonic Lodge and Stanton School House or the Old School House) is a historic building located in Stanton, Tennessee. It was constructed in 1871 by the Stanton Masonic Lodge, which had been chartered a few years earlier[2] (the lodge no longer exists)[3] The Masons provided the first floor of the building for use as a school and used the second floor for their meetings. After a public school was established by Haywood County in 1920 the building was used for a variety of other community purposes.[4]

Some restoration of the building was undertaken beginning in 1985.[4] The Greek Revival style building listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Stanton, Tennessee, Haywood County website, accessed 17 April 2012
  3. ^ Grand Lodge of Tennessee - List of Blue Lodges
  4. ^ a b Stanton Masonic Lodge And School Historical Marker, HMDB.org, accessed 17 April 2012