Avondale Lodge No. 476

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Avondale Lodge No. 476 in 2004

Avondale Lodge No. 476 was a Masonic lodge chartered by the Grand Lodge of Alabama (Free & Accepted Masons of Alabama) in Avondale in 1889. The lodge is now inactive.

In 1908 the lodge commissioned a design for a new lodge building from architect David O. Whilldin, which it shared with the Avondale Station Post Office. The two-story, brown brick building, completed in 1909, cost $6,000 to construct.

The lodge's meeting room also featured large glazed openings, tied together at the top with a soldier course of brick set in relief. The Lodge's designation was set into a framed panel under a shallow false gable in the roof pediment. A cornerstone adjacent to the lodge door indicates the stamp of Grand Master H. S. D. Mallory.

References

  • Shelby, Thomas Mark (2009) D. O. Whilldin: Alabama Architect. Birmingham: Birmingham Historical Society