At June City Council a proposal was made to allow a Cornerstone Monument to be built near the other historical markers between Gordon Hall and the Marsh House.
This new brick monument with a granite capstone (designed by Ronald Underwood) will contain 3 historical Masonic cornerstones from long since demolished government buildings in Lafayette; including the 1883 Walker County Courthouse cornerstone, the 1920’s Walker County Jail cornerstone, and another Masonic cornerstone from Lafayette( that we have yet to determine it’s origin).
These cornerstones were placed as time capsules over a century ago, and were returned to Western Lodge #91 when the buildings were demolished. This project, estimated at $5000 will be funded privately through donations raised thru the local Masonic lodge.
When completed the monument will be dedicated at Heritage Day on Saturday, October 3rd 2015.