How many Masonic Lodges are in Illinois?

How many Masonic Lodges are in Illinois?

460 Lodges
Today, the Masonic Fraternity under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Illinois is comprised of more than 460 Lodges and some 57,000 Masons—men of character from every walk of life all working together to build a better world!

Where are the Masons located?


Building City, State
1 Masonic Temple and Lodge (Alameda, California) Alameda, California
2 Auburn Masonic Temple (Auburn, California) Auburn, California
3 Old Masonic Hall (Benicia, California) Benicia, California
4 Masonic Temple (Berkeley, California) Berkeley, California

How do you become a Freemason in Illinois?

Basic qualifications

  1. You must believe in a supreme being.
  2. You must be joining of your own free will.
  3. You must be a man.
  4. You must be free-born.
  5. You must be of lawful age.
  6. You must come recommended by at least two existing Freemasons from the lodge you’re petitioning.

How do you find out if your family was a Mason?

You can also check with the hometown or home county museum, because sometimes such Masonic documents have been donated to local museums or historical / genealogical societies. It is best to know the name of your ancestor’s lodge rather than trying to locate with just their surname. Each lodge had a name and a number.

How many Masonic Lodges are in Chicago?

12 Chicago lodges
One last note: there is one temple in Chicago is still used for Freemasons. The Jefferson Masonic Temple (5418 W. Gale St.) was built in 1911 and is now home to 12 Chicago lodges.

How do you get invited to be a Mason?

You can contact your state’s Grand Lodge (the overarching Masonic governing body in your state where you live), find a Masonic lodge in your area that you wish to join, or reach out to a man who is a Freemason and ask for his help. You will submit a petition for membership.

Which hand do Masons wear rings?

The pinky finger is mostly acceptable for wearing your ring and it becomes even more acceptable the further up in the tradition you advance. The symbol of the compass should be worn facing towards you only if you are a newer member because it shows you are taking the pledge to the tradition seriously.

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