1521 West Wilson Avenue
Just down Wilson from the Masonic Lodge on Paulina, on the southeast corner of Ashland, is another Masonic hall, the Paul Revere Lodge, now the Truc Loc Temple. The building started out as the “Ravenswood Club,” a private membership organization similar to a country club. It received a state charter in 1898. Initiation fees were $50; annual dues were $40. The club house, which was open daily, had a reception hall, parlor, dining room and billiard hall on the first floor; a dance hall on the second floor; and a bowling alley and kitchen in the basement. In later years the club also offered ping pong and fencing.
By 1917 the club was having financial problems and three years later, in 1920, it sold the building to the Paul Revere Masonic Lodge.
WALKING DIRECTIONS TO NEXT LOCATION
Continue the tour to 1601 West Leland Street, Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
- The next building is about a tenth of a mile north on Ashland at Leland.
- Click the ‘Continue the Tour’ button below when you’ve reached your destination.