Wednesday, March 9, 2016
More Old Lodges Disappear
Whatever the reason, these are individual losses for specific communities, but they represent an ongoing process for American Freemasonry as a whole. Because of that, as unpleasant as it may be, I think people, Masons in particular, need to pay heed to this, and begin to think about it as a series of related events, as part of an ongoing process; one which does not bode well for our fraternity. These lodges, most of them anyway, will not be replaced. While that represents an architectural loss for the nation, it represents even more for Freemasonry.
Bethlehem, PA. Masonic Lodge and Mansion to be torn down:
Princeton, NJ Masonic Lodge to be converted to apartments:
Highland Park (Los Angeles) Masonic Lodge for sale:
Calaveras County lodge destroyed in fire: