The Forever Home

Finally, the California Masonic Memorial Temple is host to its first dedicated lodge room.

By Ian A. Stewart

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For more than 60 years, California Masons have called the California Masonic Memorial Temple on San Francisco’s Nob Hill their home. At long last, it’s also their lodge.

Beginning September 20 with a dedication by Grand Master Stuart A. Wright, the newly unveiled Freemason’s Hall was formally opened for lodge meetings, degrees, and other Masonic events—not to mention countless tours given to awestruck visitors during Annual Communication. At just 1,000 square feet, the lodge room is representative of a new vision for California lodges: small, intimate, elevated. With marble walls transitioning from rough to smooth, the lodge is chock-full of Masonic symbolism and sacred geometry.

“The degrees are all about providing the best experience you can, and a lot of it comes from atmosphere. With all the marble and woodwork and the acoustics, this space does that.”

—Dylan Pulliam
Master of Logos Lodge No. 861

From September through the beginning of December, Freemason’s Hall, which includes a dining room and social area, hosted 42 events, including three degree ceremonies. So far, nine different lodges are meeting in the space, which is available to rent for other types of events. To learn more or to inquire about reserving the space, contact member services at (415) 776-7000.

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