Details for S.P.J.S.T. Lodge No. 1 (Atlas Number 5507017681)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507017681

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Marker Number 17681
Atlas Number 5507017681
Marker Title S.P.J.S.T. Lodge No. 1
Index Entry S.P.J.S.T. Lodge No. 1
Address 507 East Main Street
City Fayetteville
County Fayette
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 724815
UTM Northing 3310905
Subject Codes
Marker Year 2013
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location 507 East Main Street
Marker Size 18" x 28" with post
Marker Text In 1897, the S.P.J.S.T. Supreme Lodge formed in La Grange with 25 lodges. Lodge no. 1 in Fayetteville voted to purchase land and in Oct. 1910, construction of a hall and two ancillary buildings was complete. The vernacular style wood-frame dance hall is clad in white board and batten siding with a gable roof. Simple shutters constructed of narrow vertical boards swing open to provide ventilation. The concession stand, or beer bar, and the old kitchen (now used for storage) provided a place to prepare food, play games and gather as a community. Restrooms and a baseball stadium were later added. The lodge complex continues to provide a place for social and cultural events.