Marker text: First Masonic Hall Built in California
The first Masonic Hall built in California was begun in the summer of 1850, occupied by the Lodge October 14, 1850, and formally dedicated December 27, 1850. This building served as the Masonic Temple for Benicia Lodge No. 5 until 1888, when the new temple was occupied. Used as a Boys' Club prior to World War I and by the American Legion shortly after the war, it was reacquired by Benicia Lodge No. 5 in 1950.
Erected by the historic landmark committee, Native Sons of the Golden West, Benicia Parlor No. 89 Native Sons of the Golden West and Benicia Parlor No. 287 Native Daughters of the Golden West, marker dedicated on December 17, 1950.
California Historical Landmark Registration No. 174