#408:  Site of the First Meeting of Freemasons Held in California

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728 Montgomery St, San Francisco





There may have been a private plaque in the past, but in 5/2015 this building was under heavy renovation and no sign of a plaque was found.



From the Guidebook:

On November 9, 1849, a charter was granted by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia for the organization of California Lodge NO. 13, now California Lodge NO. 1 of the Free and Accepted Masons. On November 23, 1848, Levi Stowell was appointed master of the new lodge, and on November 15, 1849, the lodge was formally organized under the charter.

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