Collection Number: MVF 10-23

Accession Number: 0304-171

Item(s): Photocopies of land transaction between Taft Jackson and the Bear Creek Masonic Lodge #263 F. & A. M, 1948; copy of a document resolving that the name of the Bear Creek Lodge # 263 be changed to Gilbert Grove Lodge # 263, 1952; copy of letter to P & R board concerning the Bear Creek masonic lodge, 1992; a letter to the lodge from the P. & R. board; and a copy of an article of Odessa King’s reminiscences about her life in Bear Creek.


Donor: Bob Nelson

Date Received: March 15, 2004

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives, Irving Public Library.


The file contains material put together by Robert Nelson on the Bear Creek/Gilbert Grove Masonic Lodge #263 F. & A. M. The material concerns the lodge buying a plot of land, 1948, and changing its name, 1952; correspondence between the lodge and the City of Irving Preservation and Redevelopment Board concerning making the lodge building a historic site, 1992; and an article of reminiscences about Bear Creek by Odessa King, longtime Bear Creek resident,  1996.