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F. & A.M. Union Lodge, 63 Main Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

F. & A.M. Union Lodge, 63 Main Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

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Summary

Significance: One of first buildings to break with the simple architectural style of Quaker Nantucket and include extensive Federal style decoration. The Masonic Hall, built about 1805, was one of the first buildings on the island with elaborate classic detail. As built, there were five bays with the main entry in the center, probably shops on either side, and a large hall on the second floor. In 1875 the two bays to the west of the entry were taken down and a house built where they had stood.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-197
Survey number: HABS MA-899
Building/structure dates: 1802 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1872 Subsequent Work

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Nantucket (Mass.)41.28361, -70.09800
Google Map of 41.2836055, -70.0979984
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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