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Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7

Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7
Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7
Location S. 2nd Ave., Franklin, Tennessee
Coordinates

35°55′32″N 86°52′13.5″W / 35.92556°N 86.870417°W / 35.92556; -86.870417Coordinates: 35°55′32″N 86°52′13.5″W / 35.92556°N 86.870417°W / 35.92556; -86.870417

Built 1830
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73001859
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 7, 1973[1]
Designated NHL November 7, 1973[2]

The Masonic Hall of Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7 is a historic Gothic revival building in Franklin, Tennessee. Constructed in 1823, it is the oldest public building in Franklin. It houses Hiram Lodge No. 7, founded in 1809 and is the oldest Masonic Hall in continuous use in Tennessee.[3] The building was the location of the negotiation and signing of the Treaty of Franklin in 1830, in which the Chickasaw Indians sold their lands before being moved west to today's Oklahoma. The sitting president Andrew Jackson was a participant. During the American Civil War, the building was used as a hospital for wounded Union soldiers after the Battle of Franklin.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1973.[2][3]

References

External links

  • Official Lodge website
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