Masonic Lodge In Clearwater

The Freemasons organized a lodge in Clearwater, Minnesota in 1858 that became known as Masonic Lodge #28. It was the second of eight lodges established in Wright county before 1905. In 1888, a Masonic Hall was built in the heart of the business district using local cream-colored brick.

Its prominent position allowed the Masons to rent out the first floor of the building for commercial use, and hold their meetings upstairs. For many years, the Grand Army of the Republic shared the upstairs space with the Masons, using the western end of the building for their meetings and activities.

Today, the businesses that once surrounded the hall have been replaced with houses. A few remaining buildings from the old Main Street business district can be seen a couple of blocks to the south of the hall.

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