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Historical Marker: Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas2020-01-23T15:09:14-06:00

Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas

Historical Marker

2128 Chrurch Street, Galveston, TX (Directions)

One of over 200 historical markers on the island, this marker is located at the Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas born on Galveston Island in 1867. The marker was erected in 1970 by the Texas Historical Commission.

Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas Historical Marker

Inscribed

“Born in 1867 in Galveston. One of major systems of celebrated Masonic fraternal organization.”

“Philip C. Tucker, the Deputy Inspector General of the Masons, read charter establishing “San Felipe Lodge of Perfection.” It was named after San Felipe de Austin, capital of first Anglo-American colony in Texas.”

“As Texas Masonry flourished, “L. M. Openheimer Charter of Rose Croix” was organized in 1882. “Pike-Tucker Council of Kadosh” was granted a charter in 1898. The “Texas Consistory No. 1″ was established in 1899. The present cathedral was dedicated in 1929.”


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