Schertz Masonic Lodge - Schertz, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 29° 33.162 W 098° 16.245
14R E 570648 N 3269444
Quick Description: The Schertz Masonic Lodge, along the OST in downtown Schertz TX
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2018 5:29:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMXP2Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Old downtown Schertz stands along Main St/FM 78/Seguin Road. In order to get to their Lodge, all the local Masons had to use the OST.

In the 1990s, FM 78 was widened and re-routed one block south of Main Street, but the old alignment of the OST formerly ran in front of Randolph Army Air Field, crossed the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks and ran 1 block north on 1st/Lee Street, before turning east as Main Street for 6 blocks through downtown Schertz. At the edge of town, OST turned back south across the RR tracks to head east to Cibolo.

Schertz is listed in the 1925 OST brochure, whose PDF is embedded in this story from the San Antonio Express News: (visit link)

"From San Diego
1533.9

SCHERTZ, TEXAS

From San Augustine
1283.1

18.2 mi. Asphalt and Gravel

Pop. 315. Elevation 718 ft. Country hotel, meals.

INFORMATION AND SERVICE
Schertz

OST Service Sta. Ladies' rest room, ice water. Ebert Bros. Gulf Filling Sta., opp depot. Refreshments."

We looked, but there have been a lot of changes in Schertz on 90 years. The depot has been moved well out of downtown, and we saw no sign of the Ebert Bros. Gulf :(

We *think* based on old photos that the depot was located at 1st/Lee Street at the FM 78/OST, which puts the Ebert Bros. gas station in what is now a bank parking lot. The waymarked OST-era Masonic Lodge was about a block east of the depot and gas station.
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Address of Waymark:
Main St at Lindberg Ave
Schertz, TX USA


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