1985 Published History – Delano

Download the PDF Here. Masons’ HallL. Douglas DelanoVirginia Research Lodge No. 1777March 23, 1985 Most of the information in this brief paper was taken from an article written by Rt. Wor. Floyd W. Sydnor, a member of this Lodge at the time of his death, and published in several issues of the Masonic Herald in 1976. Brother Sydnor was an accomplished historian and went into much more detail than I plan to do. His article was titled THE ROMANTIC STORY OF MASONS’ HALL and the length made it necessary to divide it into several issues...

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Masons’ Hall Historical Summary – Hawkins

Nation’s Oldest Masonic Hall is Richmond Lodge Built in 1785, Financed by Lottery, Cube-Shaped Structure Has Sheltered Many of World’s Most Renowned Men By Horace A. Hawkins Richmond and Virginia boast that the oldest building for Masonic purposes in the nation is located in the erstwhile capital of the Confederacy. Nearly 230 years ago–1785 to be exact–the Masons had begun the undertaking of a hall for their own use, and it is of record that they encountered many obstacles. This old building was built and used...

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