Morning Star #20 I.O.O.F Lodge Building

Morning Star #20 I.O.O.F Lodge Building (HMNQW)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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N 38° 43.772', W 120° 48.008'

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Morning Star Lodge #20 was instituted February 9, 1854. The Lodge met for several years on the second floor of a 48 x 24 foot hillside building near here. In 1859, the members erected a building on this site. On May 15th, 1910, a fire started in the woodshed behind the County Court House and both buildings were destroyed.

The members rebuilt this current edifice which was completed December 6th, 1911. That evening, the members hosted a Grand Ball on the newly installed spring floor, the only one of its kind in the county, and one of only a few left in the United States today.

Placerville Parlor #9, Native Sons of the Golden West, met in the original building for many years before moving to the Masonic Building down the street after the fire of 1910. Many of the cities early fraternal groups also met in this building, including the United Ancient Order of Druids, Improved Order of Redman, and the Independent Order of Foresters.

This Building is dedicated to the memory of those early pioneer Odd Fellows of El Dorado County, who indeed lived and preserved the "Spirit of 49" from those earliest mining days.
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 691223 N 4289060
Decimal Degrees38.72953333, -120.80013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 43.772', W 120° 48.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 43' 46.32" N, 120° 48' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 467-469 Main St, Placerville CA 95667, US
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