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Historic Sites of Manitoba: First Masonic Lodge Plaque (191 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)

Near this spot, on 8 November 1864, “Northern Light Lodge”, the first Masonic Lodge in the Red River Settlement, was established. Its officers were John Schultz as Worshipful Master, and A. G. B. Bannatyne and William Inkster as Wardens. To commemorate this event, in 1925 this plaque was mounted on the southwest corner of the Union Tower by the Grand Lodge of Manitoba.

First Masonic Lodge Plaque

First Masonic Lodge Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.89645, W97.13834
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Union Tower Building (191 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

MHM Northern Lights Lodge - Winnipeg MB, Waymarking.

Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 February 2022

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