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Ken Maddigan Awareness Officer of the 16th District.
Horatio Barrows House cir. 1800
Situated between Wareham Street and West Grove Street (Rt.28) across from Town Hall In the heart of Historic Middleborough Center
sits a beautiful white Southern Style Mansion. The Horatio Barrows House, was built in circa 1800 in a simple
style of architecture. The house as it is today, was styled after a Mansion in
Macon Georgia. Fletcher Barrows, Horatio's son, fell in love with the house and was determined to recreate it here.
46 South Main Street, Middleborough, Massachusetts
May Flower Lodge A.F. & A.M.
In December of 1976 the property was bequeathed to May Flower Lodge AF&AM for the purpose of relocating the Lodge from
a top floor room in the center of town. The Brothers of the Lodge built an addition onto the rear of the Barrows House
and moved the carridge house to the rear of the addition to serve as our function hall for dinners and activities.
Occupied in 1978, this beautiful building has been the home of May Flower Lodge ever since.
Despite the extensive reconstruction, the charm of the original Homestead is still intact, making for a very
warm and lovely atmosphere for all to enjoy.
May Flower Lodge was initiated in 1864, and Chartered in 1865 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. It has been a very active Lodge
since that time serving the Town of Middleborough and many of it's surounding communities.
Today the Lodge has a membership of approx. 200 members.
The Horatio Barrows House, aka Middleborough Masonic Lodge, is one
of only 151 buildings in Massachusetts which host Masonic Lodges.
May Flower Lodge is only one of Two-Hundred and Thirty-Two Lodges that meet within the Juristiction of
The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts.
The Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts was chartered in 1733, following the establishment of the Grand Lodge
of England in 1717, and Ireland in 1725, making it the third oldest in the world, and the oldest in the
Western Hemisphere. Due to this precedent, the Grand Master of Massachusetts is often referred to as the third
“ranking” Mason in the world. In 2008 the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts marked its 275th Anniversary.
The culmination took place during the weekend of May 2-5, 2008, when public dignitaries and Masons from
across the country and around the world visited Boston for its celebration.
Click Here to see the Boston Globes article on the event.