Masonic Hall & Schoolhouse

Main Street, Bannack, MT

Greek Revival style fraternal lodge hall and schoolhouse built in 1874

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Masonic Hall & Schoolhouse

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1978

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Description 

This Greek Revival structure, built in 1874, houses a schoolhouse on the first floor and a Masonic Lodge on the second.

The first Masonic lodge in Bannack can be traced back to 1863, when a dispensation was obtained from the Grand Lodge of Nebraska. Bannack Lodge No. 16, A.F. & A.M. was chartered by the Grand Lodge of Montana on October 3. 1871. The charter was transferred to Dillon on October 21, 1921 and is active today. Bannack Lodge 3-7-77, a historic lodge was chartered in 2000. Its members hold an annual meeting on the second Saturday of each September.

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19th Century (36,884)
Beaverhead County, Montana (28)
Built 1874 (404)
Built during 1870s (4,896)
Montana (1,617)
School (4,945)

Update Log 

  • July 25, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody