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Freemasons

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Freemasons outside Prince Hall. Front row (left to right): Frank Broady, unidentified, J. Luvelle Taylor, unidentified, Beane, unidentified. Middle row (left to right): unidentified, Robert Scales?, unidentified, Clifton Whitworth, next 2…

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Freemasons. Herbert Shovley identified in the front row on the far lefthand side

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Unknown freemason portrait

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Located at 213 1st Street SW, the Masonic temple was constructed in 1911. For many years, the first floor was occupied by various retail establishments, as evidenced in this photograph when Witten-Martin Furniture Company occupied the space.

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The Masonic Temple was located on the northwest corner of First and Kirk Street. In 1915, the street level was occupied by Reams, Jones and Blankenship furniture store. The store’s slogan was “Marry the girl – we’ll furnish the home.”

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Dr. Ellwood Davis Downing was prominent dentist and civic leader. Downing was born September 9, 1891. He was the son of Rev. Lylburn L. Downing, pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Downing served as an officer in WWI and WWII and was an…

GB043 Dr. Ellwood D. Downing and Mrs. Downing.jpg
Dr. Ellwood Davis Downing was prominent dentist and civic leader. Downing was born September 9, 1891. He was the son of Rev. Lylburn L. Downing, pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Downing served as an officer in WWI and WWII and was an…

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African American Freemasons group.

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Exterior view of the former Melrose Lodge #139 of the Freemasons, formerly located at 21st Street and Carroll Avenue NW. The building is now part of Williams Memorial Baptist Church.

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Unidentified members of the Daniel Henry Carmines Memorial Class 32

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Sparrell Simmons Gale Memorial Class 32

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J.W. Keys Memorial Class 32

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Clinchfield Class Scottish Rite Masons

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C. C. Bassett Memorial Class 32

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Charles A. Nesbitt Memorial Class 32

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Corner Stone Laying Masonic Temple. Campbell and Jefferson. Homes in the background. About 1888.
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