Washington State/U.S. – Built to Last: Auburn’s Masonic Legacy


Washington/U.S. - Built to Last: Auburn’s Masonic Legacy

(by Karen Meador, Auburn Examiner, July 15, 2021)

 

For close to a century, the Masonic Temple has occupied the primary intersection at the heart of downtown Auburn. In addition to its architectural distinction, the building reflects the rapid growth of Auburn as an agricultural market and regional rail center during the prosperous decades of the 1910s and ’20s.

As early as 1886, settlers in the farming community of Slaughter (renamed Auburn in 1893, two years after incorporation) and the Green and White River valleys gathered to discuss the possibility of forming a local Masonic lodge. These prospective members had been affiliated with the Masonic Order in their previous hometowns and states. After lengthy discussions, the applicants petitioned to establish a new lodge, with the Grand Lodge issuing that dispensation in May of 1889, shortly before Washington Territory became a State. The following year, on June 11, 1890, a charter was granted to King Solomon Lodge No. 60.

Auburn Masons were proud of the fact that…

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Washington/U.S. - Built to Last: Auburn’s Masonic Legacy

 

Washington/U.S. - Built to Last: Auburn’s Masonic Legacy
 

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