The Citrus Masonic Lodge #118, F and AM, was designed by prominent Florida Architect, Wilbur Burt Talley, dedicated in 1910 and ready for occupancy by January 1911. The costliest building in the county at the time, it was a splendid 3-story brick construction that cost $17,285. Originally, the 1st floor housed 2 stores, the 2nd floor had 5 offices and the 3rd floor was the Lodge Room for the Masons and Eastern Star. After the dedication ceremony, a Crowd between 1800-2500 people flocked to the picnic grounds at the end of Apopka Avenue, near the residence of W.H. Warnock. There they feasted on barbecued meats, fried fish, chicken pileau, baked and boiled ham, salads, pies of every kind, thousands of loaves of bread, pickles, various cakes, fruits, barrels of ice water and jugs of excellent coffee. The town's coronet band played "Dixie" and other tunes.