Historic House Listings

Former 1850 Masonic Lodge, Now Private Residence in North Carolina. $143,000

April 28, 2022

This home was a former Masonic Lodge. I like how they preserved all of the marking and signatures on the wall. The masonic lodge I visited their wall near a door also had lots of signatures and initials. This former lodge was built in 1850. It is located in Hamilton, North Carolina. The home features hardwood floors, wood ceilings, some wood walls, baseboards and original trim. There is a lot of natural light! There is a lot of history in this house! One bedroom, two bathrooms and 1,720 square feet. $143,000

Contact Nancy Winslow with Keller Williams Realty Points East: 252-813-1096

From the Zillow listing:


Circa 1850 Conoho Masonic Lodge has been lovingly converted to a family residence. This two-story Greek Revival style Masonic Hall is a piece of Southern Civil War History. As you proceed up to the second floor you will be welcomed by Captain Thomas Rhodes Duval, Company D, 62nd GA. Calvary, signature above the window. Not only did this building serve as a meeting hall for Masons during the civil war, it was also home to the Sons of Temperance. Hamilton is nestled along the picturesque Roanoke River in historic Martin County NC, with easy access to Greenville, and major interstate highways. The Conoho Masonic Lodge is one of only a few buildings that survived North Carolina’s Antebellum period. With a large gathering room on the main level converted into a kitchen, with an island with granite counter and dishwasher, living area, and bar area, with a full bath and clawfoot bathtub. At the rear is a back door leading to an elevated deck, fenced back yard, and separate storage shed. The living area is spacious and inviting with its high bead-board ceiling, large windows, and beautiful heart pine floors. It could be formal or cozy either way, you will relax and feel right at home be it with your morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. Upstairs is a mirror of the downstairs space that have been reconfigured to be a large bedroom, with a second-floor bathroom. Civil War writings are preserved on the walls in the stairwell. There are separate heating and cooling units for each floor. This home was recently updated, painted and termite inspected making it ”move in ready,” for a home, a quiet get-a-way, Airbnb, or for most any purpose that works for you and your lifestyle. The lodge is protected with deeded covenants with the Historic Hamilton Commission and is eligible for historic tax credits through the US Parks Service. Do not wait another minute call today to schedule a showing.


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