Schofield House Madison Indiana

One of the most historic buildings in the state of Indiana is the Schofield
House in Madison , Indiana. This Federal-style building was the first
two-story brick house and also the first tavern in Madison. Built in
1817 it was the home of Alexander and Drusilla Lanier.


The house originally had a bedroom, kitchen and tavern on the first floor and a
sleeping room and meeting room on the second floor. In later years the
first floor bedroom became a parlor and the kitchen became a dining
On January 13th 1818, the Lanier -Schofield House saw the formation of
the Grand Lodge of Indiana as fourteen brethren from throughout Indiana
met in the upstairs meeting room with the expressed purpose of doing so.The constitution of the Grand Lodge of Indiana was approved, and five lodges,(Vincennes #1, Madison #2, Charlestown #3, Lawrenceburg #4 and Corydon #5)
demitted from the Grand Lodge of Kentucky to form the initial lodges of
Indiana and after electing Alexander Buckner as the first Grand Master
of Indiana there is no evidence that the building was ever used again
for Masonic ceremonies for 150 years.

Today, the building is owned by the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Valley of Indianapolis.Any lodge in Indiana can perform degree work here, however, due to the size of the room, only Entered apprentice degrees are recommended.Interesting? Follow me on Kindle.

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