Houston Lodge No. 35 was organized in 1854 and erected this building in 1893. This lodge was built on a foundation of 16 x 16 timbers of old heart pine in pegged wood construction. The upstairs lodge room was complete with kerosene lamps, a pot belly stove, and hardwood floors. In a closet in the anteroom there was a shaft for the 200-foot well with a bucket and rope. A marble cornerstone with the names of the building committee is placed on the Carroll Street wall of the building.