Masonic Lodge

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Title

Masonic Lodge

Subject

Block 11. Building 3A.
Freemasons - Virginia - Williamsburg - Buildings
Freemasons - Virginia - Williamsburg
Historic buildings – Virginia – Williamsburg
Architecture, Colonial – Virginia – Williamsburg

Description

Exterior of the Masonic Lodge, viewed from Francis Street, 1933. "The...Masonic Lodge on the north side of Francis Street stands where 'the ancient and loyal society of free and accepted Masons' met in the late eighteenth century. The Williamsburg chapter, which had been meeting at local taverns since mid-century, received a new charter in 1773. Its members included Peyton Randolph, Peter Pelham, Bishop James Madison, St. George Tucker, and James Monroe. In the 1770s, the lodge held its regular meetings at Market Square Tavern and patronized Christiana Campbell's Tavern for balls and special entertainments. The Masons leased a portion of this lot and met in a building on this property from the 1780s onward."

(Source: Michael Olmert and Suzanne Coffman, Official Guide to Colonial Williamsburg [Williamsburg, VA: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2007], 133).

Creator

Shaw, Thomas Mott

Date

1933

Date Created

1933

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

D2008-COPY-1014-1046

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Graphite on paper

Physical Dimensions

29.5 x 24.5

Citation

Shaw, Thomas Mott, “Masonic Lodge,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed May 23, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/406.