First Building Erected in California by Masonic Lodge for Use as a Hall
California State Historic Landmark 174
#174 First Masonic Hall Built in California
The first Masonic hall built in California was begun in the
summer of 1850, occupied by the lodge October 14, 1850. This building served as
the Masonic Temple for Benicia Lodge No. 5 until 1888, when the new Temple was
occupied. It was used as a boys' club prior to World War I and the American
Legion shortly after the war. It was re-acquired by Benicia Lodge No. 5 in 1950.
110 W J St, Benicia.
Return to other landmarks in Solano county.
Please note: I have no connection to any organizations mentioned on this site.
Site contents copyright 1996-2000 by Donald Laird - all rights reserved
Send comments to: