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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia17. Masonic Lodge/
Visitors Center

The Masonic Lodge/Visitors Center was built on the northeast corner of Mercer and Fairfax in 1907 by J.H. Hunter and Sons for Stoneleigh's Judge Kennedy as office space. It was leased to the Post Office which remained there until moving across Mercer St. in 1961. The Morgan Messenger has been located on the lower level since 1909. The town’s oldest continuing business, it is still owned and operated by the family of its founder. The easternmost room was used for more than a decade beginning in 1914 by the Womens Civic League as a Rest Room where country women could await their husbands doing business in town. Using fine butter (mortar) joints, the facade and entablature are composed of limestone and decorative brick. Wooden dentals and a band of limestone separate the first and second floors.

East of the Masonic Lodge, the Inn on Fairfax St., is housed in a residence built in 1903 and restored a century later.

Around the corner on Mercer St, the Berkeley Springs Fire Department was constructed in 1957 on the site of the 19th century Trimble Hall which housed an opera house and tavern. It was razed for the new fire hall.


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