Mt. Dora Masonic Temple No. 238
F. & A.M.
Eastern Star Plate
Victorian Style Home of Mt. Dora Lodge No. 238 was built as a family home in
1893. Originally, it was the home of the John Phillip Donnelly Family
and was sold to the Mt. Dora Lodge during the great depression of the
1930's. This beautiful building, located in downtown Mt. Dora, is listed
in the National Registry of Historical Places and is considered one of the
most photographed buildings in Central Florida. Mt. Dora Lodge No. 238,
F. & A.M. was chartered January 17, 1917, to meet at Mt. Dora in Lake
County. Below is a picture of the Lodge as it looks today! The
plate was made in 1943 by Homer Laughlin Co. for the Mt. Dora Eastern
Star Chapter to commemorate the 50th Anniversary (1893-1943) of the
house. It measures 10 inches in diameter.