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Topic: Post your Lodge pics here..........
Posted By: tm274
Subject: Post your Lodge pics here..........
Date Posted: October/24/2008 at 9:33pm
Hopefully, we'll get lots of Bretheren to post their Lodge pics here.
 
A little dark.....but I'm working on it.......The interior of my Lodge on the upper floor.
Looking towards the WM chair. 
This is The Masonic Lodge in Geraldton.
Guess what the car rego is?????(hint......it's MY car)
 
The Lodge was built around the 1930's and is constructed of sandstone,  which is very common around here. It now has a Heritage listing by my State of WA.


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Posted By: Palmetto Bug
Date Posted: October/24/2008 at 9:53pm
Looks like a nice building. I like that exterior stone work. Here are a couple of exterior shots of my Lodge:
 
 


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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: October/24/2008 at 9:58pm
PMBug.
That really is a nice setting.  Be nice to see a pic of inside.
 
Is the roof "shingled/shingles".??Confused
Not sure what the right word is.
 


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
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Posted By: Palmetto Bug
Date Posted: October/24/2008 at 10:12pm
Yes, we have shingles on the roof. That is normal for most homes and many buildings here.
 
My interior pictures are terrible. Our Lodge room is very poorly lighted - which makes for some bad pictures. I can assure you, however, that it is not one of the most beautiful Lodge rooms. The dark green carpet and burnt orange theater seating reflect the times in which the building was constructed (1960s). We do have a beautiful altar and columns, however. All four were handmade by one of our members. The pictures of those aren't good, but I'll throw them up here:
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Esquire
Date Posted: October/25/2008 at 8:36am
Here's a photo of the inside and outside of our Masonic Temple.  My Lodge (Spartan 70, the mother Lodge of the Temple) meets there.  One other Lodge, and all the local appendant bodies meet in the Temple, too.






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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: October/25/2008 at 5:50pm
That is a big building and very impressive.
I like the inside also, but question........why the red carpet. ?
 
I thought most Blue Lodges opted for "blue" carpet.Confused


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Posted By: Esquire
Date Posted: October/25/2008 at 6:15pm
Originally posted by tm274 tm274 wrote:

That is a big building and very impressive.
I like the inside also, but question........why the red carpet. ?


I don't know.  I've wondered myself, but never thought to ask.


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Posted By: Palmetto Bug
Date Posted: October/25/2008 at 6:20pm
At least Esquire doesn't have to deal with dark green carpet like I do. Big%20smile

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Posted By: Esquire
Date Posted: October/25/2008 at 6:45pm
Originally posted by Palmetto Bug Palmetto Bug wrote:

At least Esquire doesn't have to deal with dark green carpet like I do. Big%20smile


What I'd like to see in our Temple is the carpet in the center around the altar removed and a tesserated tile floor put in--something similar to the UGLE in London:




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Posted By: Flotown79
Date Posted: October/25/2008 at 6:52pm
Originally posted by tm274 tm274 wrote:

That is a big building and very impressive.
I like the inside also, but question........why the red carpet. ?
 
I thought most Blue Lodges opted for "blue" carpet.Confused


We have blue flooring because we are the only ones to meet in out building besides the Stars.  Now in one I visit often there color is red, because it is also the home to other bodies.


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Posted By: Esquire
Date Posted: October/25/2008 at 7:02pm
Originally posted by Flotown79 Flotown79 wrote:

Originally posted by tm274 tm274 wrote:

That is a big building and very impressive.
I like the inside also, but question........why the red carpet. ?
 
I thought most Blue Lodges opted for "blue" carpet.Confused


We have blue flooring because we are the only ones to meet in out building besides the Stars.  Now in one I visit often there color is red, because it is also the home to other bodies.


Well, the Scottish Rite is sometimes called "Red Masonry," so maybe that's why our carpet is red.  The Scottish Rite had it installed. LOL

(I guess I should be glad the Cryptic Council didn't pay for the carpet.)


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Posted By: Spike
Date Posted: January/28/2009 at 10:36am
I am so very jealous...here's my Lodge:
 
While it's our Masonic home and i love it, I would love to have an big building like that...of course, our membership on a normal Lodge night could hold Lodge in the closet...lol


Posted By: Bro Bob Martin
Date Posted: February/12/2009 at 9:17am
If anyone is interested, we have photos from several of the lodges in the mobile alabama area on our regional masonic site at http://gulfcoastmasons.com/ - http://gulfcoastmasons.com  including some photos of an outdoor raising at Fort gaines on dauphin island (a historic civil war fort) which is done every year down this way...the set up shown here (the raising is done later, with the fort tiled and by torch light):
fort%20raising
 
and here is another example...the beautiful hand laid wood flooring at a local lodge;
wood%20floor


Posted By: Lighthouse
Date Posted: February/13/2009 at 4:34pm
Here is an interior shot of Naval Lodge No. 87's Major Lodge room.
 
We like our floor work. Wink
 
 


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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: February/13/2009 at 4:40pm
Originally posted by Lighthouse Lighthouse wrote:

Here is an interior shot of Naval Lodge No. 87's Major Lodge room.
 
We like our floor work. Wink
 
 
 
 
Interesting.
But I see no Mosaic Pavement.Confused


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
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Posted By: chrism242
Date Posted: February/14/2009 at 7:41pm




Our lodge room is very new to us like about 3 years now. Here is what it look like before. The brothers did a great job with this. I was not a member yet. But I was the last Brother voted on in our old lodge room and the first Brother Entered and Raised in our new lodge room.




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Posted By: edwmax
Date Posted: February/15/2009 at 7:34am
Chrism242, that is a beautiful Lodge. The big hall can seat a 200 or more people.

But question, the windows are still open to the outside, how do you keep eavesdroppers from watching the Ritual?


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Posted By: chrism242
Date Posted: February/15/2009 at 9:59am
The windows are like what would put you in mind of shower glass so its really hard to see through however we have been looking into adding drapes.

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Lilly Chapter No. 181
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Posted By: stevep
Date Posted: February/22/2009 at 7:35pm
Bro.Bob Martin, I have never seen a better looking floor. They were definately true craftmans.
Stevep


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Posted By: De Darrah
Date Posted: February/22/2009 at 7:59pm
I agree that hard wood floor is beautifull, I truly love the star.

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Posted By: stevep
Date Posted: February/23/2009 at 4:13pm
This is Cedarville 622  The Alter was hand made by one of brothers WB Chic Dyas years ago in the back of his Barbershop. There are lights around the columuns and stool. Unfortunely we no longer meet here. But the Alter is on display at a big city lodge. http://www.8thmasonicdistrict.org/Cedarville622Pictures/0011.jpg">Picture

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Posted By: Chris Boggs
Date Posted: February/27/2009 at 3:54pm
this is the hall way leading into the Lodge room
 This is a view looking into the east.
 
Looking into the south.
 
Our VOSL on the alter.
 
 thought i would throw this one in... this is me heading to lodge...
 
This is a view coming in through the North West Side of the Lodge. Over looking evrything.
 
 
 
I will send a couple more as soon as i get them up loaded.
 
Sincerly & Fraternally,
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Chris Boggs
Date Posted: February/27/2009 at 3:59pm
This is Patapsco Lodge # 183 line officers for 2009.
Of Course there is me second row third from the left.
 
Looking into the east from the West.
 
 
Well this is my lodge. Hope your brothers like the pictures.
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Deadhead Derek
Date Posted: March/02/2009 at 4:52pm

Last Tuesday


Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: March/02/2009 at 5:23pm
Which one are you DD?
I see three  "apprentices" in the pic.Confused


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: Deadhead Derek
Date Posted: March/02/2009 at 5:27pm
red tie and somewhat scruffy... as a carpenter, I need balance my day to day with being and upright man... I'll get there.


Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: March/03/2009 at 10:09am
brothers tm247, chrism242 and stevep, luv the photos, as a collector and curator of masonic artifacts can any of you guys give me a close up photo of your masters chairs, luv the old style chairs and craftsmanship that went into them.
thanks


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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: March/03/2009 at 4:25pm
Originally posted by CAMB.MASON CAMB.MASON wrote:

brothers tm247, chrism242 and stevep, luv the photos, as a collector and curator of masonic artifacts can any of you guys give me a close up photo of your masters chairs, luv the old style chairs and craftsmanship that went into them.
thanks
 
 
Camb.mason...........consider it done.
We have a rehearsal next Tues..........so will try & take a few snaps and download them later.


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: March/11/2009 at 2:30am
Originally posted by CAMB.MASON CAMB.MASON wrote:

brothers tm247, chrism242 and stevep, luv the photos, as a collector and curator of masonic artifacts can any of you guys give me a close up photo of your masters chairs, luv the old style chairs and craftsmanship that went into them.
thanks
 
 
Done.........with pleasure.Big%20smile
 


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: Deadhead Derek
Date Posted: March/11/2009 at 8:34am
Interesting chair. About 80-90 years old?


Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: March/11/2009 at 5:12pm
Originally posted by Deadhead Derek Deadhead Derek wrote:

Interesting chair. About 80-90 years old?
 
 
 
Not sure, DD, but will try and find out.


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: Deadhead Derek
Date Posted: March/11/2009 at 5:56pm
I was guessing based on the WM name tags attached to the seat posts.


Posted By: stevep
Date Posted: March/11/2009 at 9:56pm
Brother CAMB MASON,  I would be honored to give you more pictures of the Alter that Worshipful Brother Charles (Chic ) Dyas built in the back of his little barber shop in the tiny town of Cedarville Ohio. I do know that 3 Grand Masters took there obligations at Grand Lodge on his alter. When I get off second shift I will take my camera to lodge. He was trully a great Mason and loved his lodge. I had the honor of sitting in lodge with him in his later years. He was trully awesome!!
Thanks
Stevep    Past Master
Cedarville 622
 
PS That alter in that room is where I took my obligation when I became in 2002 as Master of the lodge.


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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: March/12/2009 at 10:47pm
Originally posted by Deadhead Derek Deadhead Derek wrote:

Interesting chair. About 80-90 years old?
 
 
I did some checking out this morning and "YES"....the're about 80-90 years old.
They were made locally(here in Geraldton) and more so than not......handcrafted.
Most of the furniture in my lodge appears to be of the same timber.......which....I don't know yet.....maybe Jarrah, which is a hardwood found here in Western Australia.
I also found that the Wardens columns are handcrafted as are the 3 Columns within the Lodge.


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32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: March/13/2009 at 9:55am
tm274 is Jarrah perhaps similar to our American Maple or Oak? good coloring over time.

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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: March/13/2009 at 5:10pm
Originally posted by CAMB.MASON CAMB.MASON wrote:

tm274 is Jarrah perhaps similar to our American Maple or Oak? good coloring over time.
 
It's a very sturdy & hard timber, as you cannot drive a nail into it without predrilling before hand. It comes up a beautiful timber especially when varnished. I'll check for sure at our next meeting.


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Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: March/14/2009 at 1:43pm
yea we have a wood like that here in the US, i think it came from the south, hardens over time, maybe one of our southern members can remind me of the name of the wood. my aunts apartment here in cambridge, had moundling that was made from it, you can bend a 12D nail into it and it still bends. thanks tm274 for the updates

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Posted By: daves
Date Posted: March/14/2009 at 6:40pm
Originally posted by tm274 tm274 wrote:

Originally posted by CAMB.MASON CAMB.MASON wrote:

tm274 is Jarrah perhaps similar to our American Maple or Oak? good coloring over time.
 
It's a very sturdy & hard timber, as you cannot drive a nail into it without predrilling before hand. It comes up a beautiful timber especially when varnished. I'll check for sure at our next meeting.


Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarrah - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarrah

We had jarrah floorboards in our old house - like slabs of iron; beautiful when polished though.

Dave


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Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: April/15/2009 at 10:25am
cambridge masonic temple, cambridge, ma.  Porter Square, 1910 to 1911
 
this is the south, organ loft.
 
this is the east of the Main lodge room (Endicott Hall) can seat with the balcony 500
 
the east.


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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: April/15/2009 at 6:26pm

Camb.mason

Very impressive building, nearly 100 years old and what an organ!!Confused

Have they any plans for a "big bash" when the 100 turns up?


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Posted By: Lord MacVADER
Date Posted: April/16/2009 at 8:31am
The Death Star........ Golden Fleece Lodge#6    Covington GA




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Posted By: ga.mason
Date Posted: April/16/2009 at 10:37am
Hey I know that guy in the blue shirt!!!

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Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: April/16/2009 at 10:39am

i like the blues, is that carpet, good idea if it is we have to do something with our floor in cambridge, maybe the way to go with runners.



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Posted By: Lord MacVADER
Date Posted: April/16/2009 at 2:35pm
The Blue is water... So the Tide can......well u know.................. .......NOT!! ......yes Carpet it is. thats the way the floor was when the lodge first opened. they changed to all blue carpet in the late 80's then went back to the way the floor looks now just 3 years ago.

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Posted By: cast1er
Date Posted: April/22/2009 at 11:05am
sum really nice lodges out there 

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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 3:31am
Originally posted by Deadhead Derek Deadhead Derek wrote:

Interesting chair. About 80-90 years old?
 
 
Yep....you're right on with the money there.
Below are the JW chair(mine for this year) and the SW chair. Columns are included also.
 
Note the positions of the " Warden's columns".Wink


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Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: April/29/2009 at 11:58am
first time seeing those columns used, too bad we don't here in Mass., our lessor lights are placed on the floor in a triangle and only on the first.  We have pedestals like yours tm but we also have lights on them as well.  very nice furniture.

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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: May/05/2009 at 2:23am
Originally posted by Deadhead Derek Deadhead Derek wrote:

I was guessing based on the WM name tags attached to the seat posts.
 
Nope.........just the name of the Lodge........."Geraldton No.3".
 
Will have another look next time I'm in Lodge.


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
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Posted By: schnider
Date Posted: June/06/2009 at 9:56pm

My lodge, Cyrene Lodge #325 in Clarion, IA:

 


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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: June/07/2009 at 12:31am
Schnider.
 
It looks a fairly new building and it has modern lighting, probably a/c too.
Is that carpet or lino and it's it carpet........sure is a srange colour as I would expect Blue or Red...maybe green.
As for the pics on the wall, we have ours in our Festive room.
Good size Lodge, I will say.Thumbs%20Up
 
PS.........don't see anysigns of your Tracing Boards though.


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Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
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Posted By: schnider
Date Posted: June/07/2009 at 8:16am

The building the lodge is in was built in the 1800's, but the lodge was actually formed in 1873.  That is carpet you see, and there is some blue in the carpet, it's just hard to see from that picture.  The photos on the walls are of Past Masters from the beginning of the lodge.  The population of our town is only about 3000, so the size of the lodge is about perfect.  There is a fellowship area also that is rather large.



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Posted By: Backwoodsgold
Date Posted: June/18/2009 at 12:22am
http://www.fraternalphotos.com/graphics/albums/trinity01/trinity01.html - http://www.fraternalphotos.com/graphics/albums/trinity01/trinity01.html

A Brother from Peru(I believe that's were he's from) came up a few years back and put together a photo album and website. Great pics of some of the lodges around MS and other places. I am a member of Trinity Lodge #88.

http://www.fraternalphotos.com/albums07.html - http://www.fraternalphotos.com/albums07.html




Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: June/18/2009 at 9:29am
nice pics brother backwoodsgold, in all the pics i have seen what are the rods in the east used for?   to me they look like steward rods.

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Posted By: ehud3
Date Posted: August/06/2009 at 12:12pm
good Smile


Posted By: Anthony660
Date Posted: August/07/2009 at 10:20am
Schnider-Can you please contact me regarding your lodgeroom? It has the appearance of what our temple board i trying to acheive.

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Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: August/11/2009 at 11:38am
Great looking pics here.  Thanks for sharing.  I just took a picture of the outside of our building yesterday, but have yet to get some of the inside...will try to get those soon.
 
Marion Lodge #130 - Salem, Illinois
 
 


Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: August/12/2009 at 8:12am
love to see pics of the inside, was it a york rite temple when built or just blue lodges?

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Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 2:37pm
This is our Lodge in East Liverpool, Ohio.



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Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 3:34pm
I'm not 100%, but think it was built as a Blue Lodge.  I'll find out.
 
Eagle...What a GREAT looking old building!  Looks like it has a lot of character.


Posted By: De Darrah
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 4:01pm
http://geocities.com/kkroeger1963/ - http://geocities.com/kkroeger1963/
 
The Eastern Star Temple - Sacramento CA
This is the site that Jerry's daughter & I put together.  Our Hall Board is no longer keeping it up, so the e-mail address is no longer any good.  I still like the pictures.
Directly across the street from us, is Sutter's Fort, & across from the Fort on the other side is Pioneer Church.  Three historical site's to see together for the traveler.


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Posted By: Lighthouse
Date Posted: August/17/2009 at 5:24pm
De...that building is gorgeous!

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Naval Lodge No. 87 (Vallejo, CA): Secretary & Trestle Board Editor


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: August/18/2009 at 3:18am
BanditBBQ "Eagle...What a GREAT looking old building!  Looks like it has a lot of character."
 It really does. We just had our 150 year reconsecrate with Ohio Grand Master Charles R. Murphy. There is 4 floors and a basement but the woodwork in this building is so beautiful. There is a ton of history that goes with it.  Thank You Brother.

Lighthouse " De...that building is gorgeous!" Thank you Brother, it is a pleasing sight to the eyes. It does have a few areas that still need some work, she is very old.  I appreciate you comments Brothers. Thanks

Lighthouse I see you are in Navy Lodge #87. Outstanding.  I served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years ( 11 years consecutive sea duty ) 3 ships back to back. After my Navy days and many years later I became a Master Mason.  If I knew then what I know now...Cool
May we always meet on the level!
Larry


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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: August/18/2009 at 3:33am
BanditBBQ, Your Lodge looks New! Very nice. She really looks good Brother.

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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: Lighthouse
Date Posted: August/18/2009 at 9:29am
Originally posted by eagle-751 eagle-751 wrote:



Lighthouse I see you are in Navy Lodge #87. Outstanding.  I served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years ( 11 years consecutive sea duty ) 3 ships back to back. After my Navy days and many years later I became a Master Mason.  If I knew then what I know now...Cool
May we always meet on the level!
Larry
 
 
Heh...that's a common misconception because of the name. Naval Lodge started out in 1855 to serve the Masons at Mare Island Naval Shipyards - actual Navy personnel - but has long since been inclusive of everyone else. I don't believe there is a single man active in the military within the lodge, though we've got plenty of retirees and others who have served. 
 
I've got to get some pictures up on the forum of the lodge itself. The current building was built in 1973 and it shows in design, but it's still impressive and has a fantastic view as it sits at the top of a hill.  


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Naval Lodge No. 87 (Vallejo, CA): Secretary & Trestle Board Editor


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: August/18/2009 at 9:52am
Thanks.  I really need to learn more about the building itself, but believe it was built in the 1930's.  When I'm able to get in there and get some more pictures, I'll try to find out more.  I'm working on a website for the lodge as well.  The 'working' site is online at http://www.gosalem.com/freemason - http://www.gosalem.com/freemason ...I'm doing it without very much direction, so am definitely open to ideas. 


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: August/18/2009 at 11:26am
Originally posted by Lighthouse Lighthouse wrote:

Heh...that's a common misconception because of the name. Naval Lodge started out in 1855 to serve the Masons at Mare Island Naval Shipyards - actual Navy personnel - but has long since been inclusive of everyone else. I don't believe there is a single man active in the military within the lodge, though we've got plenty of retirees and others who have served. 
 
I've got to get some pictures up on the forum of the lodge itself. The current building was built in 1973 and it shows in design, but it's still impressive and has a fantastic view as it sits at the top of a hill.  


Hmmm, Yes the name got me as well.  Looking forward to seeing some of the pictures of the Lodge.  Here is a picture of our Lodge room. You can not see the balcony behind me! I too need to get new pictures with the balcony.  Take care Brother.
Larry




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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: August/18/2009 at 11:55am
Originally posted by BanditBBQ BanditBBQ wrote:

Thanks.  I really need to learn more about the building itself, but believe it was built in the 1930's.  When I'm able to get in there and get some more pictures, I'll try to find out more.  I'm working on a website for the lodge as well.  The 'working' site is online at http://www.gosalem.com/freemason - http://www.gosalem.com/freemason ...I'm doing it without very much direction, so am definitely open to ideas. 


Good Job Brother.  I too am the web master of our Lodge web page. Our link is http://riddlelodge.webng.com/index.htm - http://riddlelodge.webng.com/index.htm I have been keeping up with it sense February  I believe, the old site had not been touched sense 2004! I like the new look much better now. 
  Everything I have seen on your web page looks good, I see some of your links are offline but you did say " working site " so I think you are doing great.  Take care Brother and keep up the good work!
Larry


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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: August/18/2009 at 2:22pm
Thanks for checking the site out.  We've never had a website for the lodge...this is simply a working site until we get it where it needs to be with information.  Other than passing the address on to a couple of brothers in the lodge, this forum is the only place I've listed the temp site.
 
You seem to have some really good links on your site, though with the slower connection I have here at work, I wasn't able to pull up the pages.  I'll have to check the site out when I get home.


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: August/19/2009 at 3:50am
Originally posted by BanditBBQ BanditBBQ wrote:

Thanks for checking the site out.  We've never had a website for the lodge...this is simply a working site until we get it where it needs to be with information.  Other than passing the address on to a couple of brothers in the lodge, this forum is the only place I've listed the temp site.
 
You seem to have some really good links on your site, though with the slower connection I have here at work, I wasn't able to pull up the pages.  I'll have to check the site out when I get home.


I look at as many Masonic sites as I can. Still seeking light!  If there is any information you still need let me know I just may be able to help. If I can I will.   If you can use any of my links please feel free to use what ever you can.  Thank for looking at Riddle Lodge #315 web page.



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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: August/19/2009 at 8:22am
Thanks will do.  You too.  :)


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: September/04/2009 at 2:32pm

Though I don't have any new pics as of yet, I did want to let you know that the website is coming along nicely and is far enough along that the Grand Lodge of Illinois has approved it for listing on their website...another step closer to growth! 

I am very open to ideas, suggestions, comments and nods if you'd like to take a moment to check out the new site.  It's still a work in progress, but MUCH further along than a couple of weeks ago.  Online @ http://www.gosalem.com/freemasons - http://www.gosalem.com/freemasons .
 
Carpe 'Que,
Jim Rhino


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: September/07/2009 at 9:11pm
I like it. You have done a very good job on it and it shows. The last time I looked at it the links did not work, now almost all of them do!  Great job.

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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: September/08/2009 at 7:03am
Originally posted by eagle-751 eagle-751 wrote:

I like it. You have done a very good job on it and it shows. The last time I looked at it the links did not work, now almost all of them do!  Great job.
 
Thanks Eagle-751!  It's been a lot of fun to work on, and still have a couple of pages I'm working on for the Shrine Club too...those will be unveiled in due time.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Carpe 'Que,
Jim Rhino
 


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Marion Lodge #130 ~ Salem, Illinois
Online: http://www.MarionLodge130.com

Initiated : 23rd February 2009
Passed   : 13th May 2009
Raised    : 4th August 2009


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: September/08/2009 at 10:45am
Yes it is fun, I do enjoy working on our http://riddlelodge.webng.com/index.htm - web page , I have been updating all the Members Birthday and that will be on-line soon, by month and then by day. ( NO year ) Some have ask not to have it listed and I agreed that I will not have any years listed. I am planning on showing one month at a time for now, in January have a page listing all 12 months and each will be linked to it. ( that is my plan anyway. )
   Your page does look good, keep up the good work, I know you Lodge appreciates it!


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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: September/08/2009 at 12:27pm

Eagle, your site looks good...very informative.

I've been through East Liverpool.  It's been a few years, but I have friends in both Lisbon and Salem, and used to get out there several times a year.  Pretty area.


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Marion Lodge #130 ~ Salem, Illinois
Online: http://www.MarionLodge130.com

Initiated : 23rd February 2009
Passed   : 13th May 2009
Raised    : 4th August 2009


Posted By: joshuhwha
Date Posted: September/11/2009 at 5:19pm
:P

I do not have any other pics of the outside or inside :(



found one more



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Joshua
Master Mason
Richmond Michigan Lodge #187


Posted By: eagle-751
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 5:29am
Originally posted by BanditBBQ BanditBBQ wrote:

Eagle, your site looks good...very informative.

I've been through East Liverpool.  It's been a few years, but I have friends in both Lisbon and Salem, and used to get out there several times a year.  Pretty area.


What a small world.... Next time you are in this way you will have to call and we can hook up. If you are lucky enough to be on the first or second Tuesday we can go to the Lodge. If you plan on coming PM me for my phone #. I pass Lisbon and Salem to go to work everyday.  Now the last time I was in Texas it was in 95 in Corpus Cristi. My first Navy ship is now a museum there, the http://www.usslexington.com/ - U.S.S. Lexington AVT-16 I was stationed on Her for almost 6 years in Pensacola, Fl.
 Have a good one and let me know if you pass this way.


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Past Master ( 2014 - 2015 )
Riddle Lodge No. 315
24th Masonic District
Grand Lodge of Ohio


Posted By: joshuhwha
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 8:47am
Hmmmm so do all of u guys use the electric lights? My lodge uses candles (have no pics of it tho :( )

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Joshua
Master Mason
Richmond Michigan Lodge #187


Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 8:56am
Originally posted by joshuhwha joshuhwha wrote:

Hmmmm so do all of u guys use the electric lights? My lodge uses candles (have no pics of it tho :( )
 
 
Yes, we do......we got with the times....and our lights are "environmentally friendly"
 
 
CANDLES..............????????Confused


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Initiated : 23rd April 2002
Passed   : 25th June 2002
Raised    : 24th Sept 2002

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 10:00am
Originally posted by eagle-751 eagle-751 wrote:

What a small world...Have a good one and let me know if you pass this way.
 
Though I don't have any plans for the near future, I will DEFINITELY let you know!  Thanks!
 
Carpe 'Que,
Jim Rhino


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Marion Lodge #130 ~ Salem, Illinois
Online: http://www.MarionLodge130.com

Initiated : 23rd February 2009
Passed   : 13th May 2009
Raised    : 4th August 2009


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 10:01am
Originally posted by joshuhwha joshuhwha wrote:

Hmmmm so do all of u guys use the electric lights? My lodge uses candles (have no pics of it tho :( )
 
We use lights that flicker like candles.  The filiment in each bulb is the Masonic logo.
 
Carpe 'Que,
Jim Rhino


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Marion Lodge #130 ~ Salem, Illinois
Online: http://www.MarionLodge130.com

Initiated : 23rd February 2009
Passed   : 13th May 2009
Raised    : 4th August 2009


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: September/12/2009 at 10:07am
I'd love to have a projector tv, or big screen, in our Lodge...pretty nifty!
 
Carpe 'Que,
Jim

Originally posted by joshuhwha joshuhwha wrote:

:P

I do not have any other pics of the outside or inside :(



found one more



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Marion Lodge #130 ~ Salem, Illinois
Online: http://www.MarionLodge130.com

Initiated : 23rd February 2009
Passed   : 13th May 2009
Raised    : 4th August 2009


Posted By: joshuhwha
Date Posted: September/13/2009 at 1:54am
We have the lights but we took a vote, and it was voted that we go back to candles.

And yes, it's a nice thing to have, since we started a "movie night" and so forth to get brothers together an enjoy the time spent. also has a surround sound ! :D


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Joshua
Master Mason
Richmond Michigan Lodge #187


Posted By: De Darrah
Date Posted: September/15/2009 at 12:20pm
 


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De
Past Matron New Hope Ch. #117 OES
PWHP Palm Shrine No.32 now Alchor #27 WSOJ
Y.B.Y.S.A.I.A.

As Brother Ben F. said
"In Wine there is Wisdom
In Beer there is Freedom
In Water there is Bacteria"
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Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: September/15/2009 at 6:55pm
Nice ones De Dar.
Didn't see you in the pics........a little shy?
I'm sure Max will reply about the cars.Big%20smile


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Initiated : 23rd April 2002
Passed   : 25th June 2002
Raised    : 24th Sept 2002

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: De Darrah
Date Posted: September/15/2009 at 7:07pm
Oh I'm just so shy (lol).  I'm the one taking the snaps.  That is my tall guy looking at the black beauty.  I should have taken more snaps of the cars, they lined both sides of the street for three blocks.  It was also the third car show we saw on the trip.  Everyone was out driving the coast Hwy in their pride and joy.  The 5th snap down was taken from our hotel room.  I like the lodges Masonic Dogs set up you can take it anywhere.

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De
Past Matron New Hope Ch. #117 OES
PWHP Palm Shrine No.32 now Alchor #27 WSOJ
Y.B.Y.S.A.I.A.

As Brother Ben F. said
"In Wine there is Wisdom
In Beer there is Freedom
In Water there is Bacteria"
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Posted By: djaeon
Date Posted: September/16/2009 at 11:00am
Very cool:)

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John D. Spreckles Lodge #657 F.&A.M.
Entered - 10/19/09; Passed - 2/8/10; Raised - 4/26/10
Al Bhar Shrine - 5/22/10


Posted By: Kintora
Date Posted: October/29/2009 at 4:29am
In Fargo, ND:

First, our Masonic temple that was in use from 1902 until 1968 "when it became another victim of urban renewal." Hard to see in this picture, but that's a Scottish Rite eagle at the very top.



Our current Masonic temple/center. The stone out front is from the old temple.



If anyone is interested in seeing more detailed pics of the old temple, you can go http://www.glnd.org/FGO/FGO_PDF.pdf - here .

Some of the history can be found http://www.fargo-history.com/other/mason.htm - here .


Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: October/29/2009 at 4:34am
Verrryyyy nice.......Thumbs%20Up
Can we see inside?Confused


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Initiated : 23rd April 2002
Passed   : 25th June 2002
Raised    : 24th Sept 2002

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: Kintora
Date Posted: October/29/2009 at 4:44am
Originally posted by tm274 tm274 wrote:

Can we see inside?Confused


I don't currently have any pictures of inside, but I will post some once I do. Wink

On a side note, I just visited the Grand Lodge of Japan and took some pictures there, so I'll post those in an appropriate thread later.


Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: October/29/2009 at 4:48am
Grand Lodge of Japan .....?
That would be interesting.Big%20smile


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Initiated : 23rd April 2002
Passed   : 25th June 2002
Raised    : 24th Sept 2002

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: nhamel
Date Posted: December/01/2009 at 9:40am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU54UguUXgM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU54UguUXgM
you Tube of the grand lodge of japan


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AE. 1/09
FC. 2/09
MM.3/09
Morning Sun # 5 http://www.vtfreemasons.org/lodges/bridport.asp




Posted By: De Darrah
Date Posted: December/01/2009 at 11:52am
That was beautiful.

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De
Past Matron New Hope Ch. #117 OES
PWHP Palm Shrine No.32 now Alchor #27 WSOJ
Y.B.Y.S.A.I.A.

As Brother Ben F. said
"In Wine there is Wisdom
In Beer there is Freedom
In Water there is Bacteria"
<


Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: December/01/2009 at 11:59am
WOW!  What an impressive Lodge!

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Marion Lodge #130 ~ Salem, Illinois
Online: http://www.MarionLodge130.com

Initiated : 23rd February 2009
Passed   : 13th May 2009
Raised    : 4th August 2009


Posted By: tm274
Date Posted: December/01/2009 at 5:46pm
Very good.Big%20smile

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Initiated : 23rd April 2002
Passed   : 25th June 2002
Raised    : 24th Sept 2002

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
32° Farenheit is certainly not higher than 3° Cel.


Posted By: healy61
Date Posted: January/17/2010 at 10:33pm
New member of the forum today.  In Coldwater we have the candles.  I hope I can get a few pics  up for viewing.  It is an old lodge building that was a museum back in 1860 to 1885.

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1961 Healy is fine auto.


Posted By: CAMB.MASON
Date Posted: January/18/2010 at 8:44am
like to see some pics healy.

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I remain Fraternally Yours:

Curator & Historian
Cambridge Masonic Temple Cambridge, Massachusetts





Posted By: BanditBBQ
Date Posted: February/06/2010 at 7:40pm
We have finally updated our site with a new address.  http://www.MarionLodge130.com - http://www.MarionLodge130.com .  Now to just get more pictures online!

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Marion Lodge #130 ~ Salem, Illinois
Online: http://www.MarionLodge130.com

Initiated : 23rd February 2009
Passed   : 13th May 2009
Raised    : 4th August 2009


Posted By: 3DistinctKnocks
Date Posted: February/14/2010 at 4:33am
Originally posted by CAMB.MASON CAMB.MASON wrote:

yea we have a wood like that here in the US, i think it came from the south, hardens over time, maybe one of our southern members can remind me of the name of the wood. my aunts apartment here in cambridge, had moundling that was made from it, you can bend a 12D nail into it and it still bends. thanks tm274 for the updates
It's called "bodock" (two syllables).  Some folks call it a horseapple tree.  Bodock comes from the French "bois d'arc".  Its kinda orange(ish) when fresh, turns a beautiful burned-copper when dry and varnished.

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Past Master
http://www.pontotoclodge81.org" rel="nofollow - Pontotoc Lodge #81 F.&A.M.
OES Pontotoc Chapter #42
http://www.trestleboard.us" rel="nofollow - The Trestle Board


Posted By: 3DistinctKnocks
Date Posted: February/14/2010 at 4:44am
Here's the interior of Pontotoc Lodge #81 in Mississippi.  Camera is facing East.  Gotta love that orange carpet!!

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Past Master
http://www.pontotoclodge81.org" rel="nofollow - Pontotoc Lodge #81 F.&A.M.
OES Pontotoc Chapter #42
http://www.trestleboard.us" rel="nofollow - The Trestle Board



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