Mason's Hall (Richmond, Virginia)
Exterior of Masons' Hall
|Location||1807 E. Franklin St., Richmond, Virginia|
|Area||9.9 acres (4.0 ha)|
|NRHP reference #||73002220|
|Added to NRHP||July 2, 1973|
|Designated VLR||January 16, 1973|
Masons' Hall, located in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia was built during 1785 to 1787 by Richmond Lodge No.10. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
At the time of its NRHP listing, it was the oldest Masonic building in the United States that was built as a Masonic meetingplace and used continuously for that purpose, and one of few surviving buildings from the 18th century in Richmond. It was reportedly protected from fire by the command of a Union general, also a Mason, when the Union army occupied Richmond in 1865.
The building has an octagonal cupola.
- Masonic Temple (Richmond, Virginia), also NRHP-listed
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission staff (December 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Mason's Hall" (PDF). Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. Retrieved 2010-06-16. and Accompanying photo at Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission, undated
- "Masons' Hall - Masons Hall 1785". Masons Hall 1785. Retrieved 2016-08-16.
- Media related to Mason's Hall at Wikimedia Commons
- Mason's Hall, 1805 East Franklin Street, Richmond, Independent City, VA: 2 photos, 13 measured drawings and 4 data pages at Historic American Buildings Survey
- Masons Hall 1785 Official Website http://masonshall1785.org/
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