BROOKHAVEN No. 241, F. & A.
UNDER DISPENSATION: 1859
CHARTERED: January 19, 1860
MEETS: 2nd Monday @ 7:00 PM
213 South Jackson Street
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A group of fourteen Brookhaven Masons interested in the organization of a Masonic lodge at Brookhaven met on August 16, 1859, at the residence of Ezara (J.) Knapp for the purpose of organizing a Masonic lodge.
On the 19th January last, and in
obedience to a resolution adopted by your M W G body (printed
proceedings, page 42) he issued a Dispensation to Bros. Thos. J.
Spencer, Thos. R. Carleton, Allen Scarborough and others, for the
institution of a new Lodge, at Brookhaven, Lawrence county, to be called
Brookhaven Lodge No. 241.
Part of Grand Secretary's 1860 report
Your Committee, to whom was
referred that part of the Grand Secretary's report which relates to
stolen jewels, beg leave to report that they have ascertained that the
following Lodges had jewels stolen during the late war, viz.: ...
Brookhaven, No. 241; ... J. A. Quitman, No. 254
Portion of report to 1875 Grand Lodge
The lodge moved into its first Masonic Temple on December 27, 1862 on the campus of Whitworth College. This lodge was destroyed by fire on the evening of April 14, 1899.
The second Masonic Temple corner stone was laid on August 10, 1899 at the corner of Cherokee Street and Jackson Street. This building was used and enjoyed by the Masonic fraternities of Brookhaven until it was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday, March 25, 1951. This was one of several buildings destroyed during that time period by a juvenile arsonist.
On April 15, 1953, the cornerstone of the present temple was laid by Lawrence C. Corbin, Grand Master, with the appropriate ceremonies. On Monday, March 15, 1954, the Lodge had its formal opening with the Reverend Carl L. Oaks, Grand Master, giving the principal address.
Postcard photo of second Masonic Temple.
BROOKHAVEN CHAPTER #1
ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR
MEETS: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:00 P.M.