Hermosa Masonic Lodge

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Hermosa Masonic Lodge
Hermosa Masonic Lodge is located in South Dakota
Hermosa Masonic Lodge
Hermosa Masonic Lodge is located in the US
Hermosa Masonic Lodge
Location W. side of 2nd St., between Folsom St. and Hwy 40, Hermosa, South Dakota
Coordinates 43°50′31″N 103°11′29″W / 43.84194°N 103.19139°W / 43.84194; -103.19139Coordinates: 43°50′31″N 103°11′29″W / 43.84194°N 103.19139°W / 43.84194; -103.19139
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
Architectural style Other, gable end false front
NRHP Reference # 09000043[1]
Added to NRHP February 17, 2009

Hermosa Masonic Lodge is an historic Masonic building located in Hermosa, South Dakota, United States. In 1926 Battle River Lodge No. 92 of Hermosa bought the 1889 Hermosa School, stripped it of its brick veneer, belfry and end gable and moved it to what is now 33 North 2nd Street where the remaining wooden shell was converted into a lodge hall. The exterior walls were stuccoed and a false front was added.[2]

Lincoln Borglum, who became the first superintendent of Mount Rushmore after the death of his father in 1941, was a member of Battle River Masonic Lodge No. 92.[3]

On January 9, 2009, the building was determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ State of South Dakota News Web
  3. ^ Famous Masons of the 20th Century

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