LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 23 in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1940

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Johnston, Frances Benjamin,, 1864-1952,, photographer.

LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 23 in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia

[1939 or 1944]

1 negative : safety film ; 8 x 10 in.

Title devised by Library staff (2014), with location from photographer's inventory.
Corresponding reference print in LOT 11835-159.
Forms part of: Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (Library of Congress).

Doors & doorways.
United States--Georgia--Wilkes County.

Format: Safety film negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-J7-GA- 1610


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    Kristi (LOC P&P)

    • 17/Jun/2014 20:53:59

    This was a tricky one! What at first glance appears to be a church actually turns out to be a Masonic lodge. Viewing this image at high resolution reveals the symbol of Freemasonry, the Square and Compasses, visible directly above the doors. This turns out to be LaFayette Masonic Lodge No. 23 in Washington, Wilkes County, Georgia. This entry on Wikimapia offers a current view of the lodge and a marker in front identifying the building.

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    The Library of Congress

    • 19/Jun/2014 00:08:48

    Nicely done! Flickr gave us a good way to share these mystery pictures among Library staff, too. -- Helena (LOC)