Ever wonder what the inside of a Masonic building looks like? On Saturday the 16th of October, the Freemasons of Quincy will offer all comers a rare glimpse of the impressive building from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There has been much popular speculation about the ancient craft of Freemasonry - this is your chance to ask questions and get answers!
The impressive building at 20 Greenleaf Street was originally constructed as a Christian Science church and has now been sympathetically converted for the use of the Masons of Rural Lodge. Many Quincy residents will remember the imposing colonnaded former Masonic building located downtown on Hancock Street, which was destroyed by a disastrous fire nine years ago in September of 2013. The façade still stands, though the body of the building is destroyed.
Many people have asked why the city’s only Masonic lodge is called “Rural Lodge’ a unique name in Freemasonry. We can only surmise that when the founders chartered the lodge in 1801, they considered the town to be pastoral. Much has changed in Quincy, and the Masonic group is now one of the oldest institutions in Quincy… and still going strong. Come visit on Saturday!
On September 20th 2019 Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master of Masons in MA dedicated the new home of Rural Lodge, and was present for the installation officers for the 2019 - 2020 masonic year. Worshipful Charles W. White was our first Master to be installed in our new home in Quincy!
On Tuesday, September 25th, 2019 we introduced our new lodge! Paul F. Gleason, Grand Master of Masons of MA, Patrick J. Shelton, Master of Rural Lodge, and the Honorable Thomas P. Koch, Mayor of Quincy, MA. took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lodge's new home.
Our very own Past Master, R.W. Graeme Marsden,
on the cover of Boston's Old State House Museum's Visitor's Guide in full Colonial attire.
Make sure you ask for him as your Tour Guide!