|Rob Morris Home|
|110 Washington Street, LaGrange, Kentucky
Home of the founder of the Order of the Eastern Star from
1862 until his death in 1888. Owned and maintained by the
Grand Chapter of Kentucky, the Home is open 8-4 daily.
|A tour of the Rob Morris Shrine
In 1860 Rob Morris was appointed professor in the Masonic Collage
and moved his family to LaGrange, Kentucky. On September 30, 1864, as trustee for his wife, Charlotte Mendenhall Morris and their Children, he
purchased this white frame house on the corner of Walnut and Washington
Street for the sum of $1,400. He lived here until his death in 1888. His widow,
Charlotte, lived here until her death in 1893. Subsequent owners and
occupants for the next 26 years are vague.
The property was deeded to the Grand Chapter of Kentucky in
October of 1919 for $2,750. Restoration was a work in progress for many
years, completed in 1970. Sister Ella Morris Mount and Charlotte
Mount, Granddaughters of Rob Morris, and other family members returned
bedroom furnishings, other pieces of furniture, mementos and family
pictures to the home.
We invite you to join us as we begin our tour.
|Click on the pictures|
|Monument to Dr. Rob Morris' 1818-88. In 1884 "crowned Poet Laureate of Freemasonry." Founded the Order of Eastern Star. He was born near Boston, Mass., Lived 28 years here. From 1861 to 1865 president of the Masonic Collage, located in LaGrange. 1844-73.Author of many Masonic books and poems. Grand Master, 1858-59. The Grand Lodge of Kentucky. Buried here in 1888.|
|If you would Like to donate to the Support and maintenance of Rob Morris Home send your contribution to:
Rob Morris Memorial
c/o Grand Chapter of Kentucky, O.E.S.
P.O. Box 7
LaGrange, Ky. 40031
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