Sunday, November 14, 2010

Masonic Lodge #5 Washington

Franklin Lodge #5 (1871-1872) is the oldest active Masonic Lodge in Washington. It was chartered on September 6th, 1859, when eight members carried a petition by canoe to Steilacoom. The hall originally stood where the general store is today, a little way down the street and closer the water. The building was moved to its present position in 1907. During that move, the building was turned around, so the original front is now on the back.