Masonic lodges were very active in Ravenswood in the late 19th and eary 20th centuries, as they were in other comunities. In 1885 Edgar Galloway, who had the house we saw on Hermitage, and other local residents began the process of establishing a lodge. They received a charter the following year for the Ravenswood Lodge. They met in a building on Wilson near East Ravenswood, until taking over Library Hall at Hermitage and Montrose in 1894. By 1926 the masons had outgrown that building and commissioned the architectural firm of Allen Webster to design this building at an estimated cost of $300,000.
Permit A-8684, N38, P 98. Historical records
WALKING DIRECTIONS TO NEXT LOCATION
Continue the tour to 1512 West Wilson Avenue, the Truc Lam Temple.
- Turn right to the east on Wilson. You’ll cross an alley. Continue, it’s about 407′. A major street will obstruct you. This is Ashland. Your destination is the white building diagonally across the intersection.
- Click the ‘Continue the Tour’ button below when you’ve reached your destination.