Location Information
(for the Eureka Masonic Academy)
Name:Eureka Masonic Academy ["Little Red School House"]
Address:Highway 17
Richland community
City/County:Goodman vic., Holmes County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1847
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:10 Nov 1970
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A two-story brick building, resembling an I-house. It served as both a school and as the meeting place of Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 61 (which was chartered in 1844). This building is regarded as the birthplace of the Order of the Eastern Star (a Masonic affiliate organization), because it was here that Rob Morris, while teaching at the school, developed the idea of the organization. It was later used as a public school. It is now owned by the OES. The building received a preservation grant through MDAH in 1983 (under the Emergency Jobs Bill of 1983).