Chronology

From King Solomon's Temple to the Queensbury Masonic Community Center

 


960 B.C.: Completion of King Solomonís Temple

586 B.C.: Solomonís Temple destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar

515 B.C.: Temple rebuilt (Zerubbabel)

168 B.C.: Temple destroyed

Herod rebuilt Temple.  Herodís Temple - expanded the south west wall- today the Wailing Wall.  Jesus walked and taught in Herodís Temple.

70: Herodís Temple destroyed

636: 2 mosques were built on the site.  The Dome of the Rock is said to have been where Mohammed ascended a ladder to the throne of Allah.  Therefore important to 3 major world religions.

926

June: Masonic Meeting of Prince Edwin at York

1118: Knights of the Temple of St. John in Jersusalem formed after the 1st Crusade.  Purpose to protect pilgrims to Holy Land and provide shelter.  Hugh de Payens, count of Champagne 1st Grand Master.  Established as a religious order.  Headquarters in the Palace of the Latin Kings, Mosque al Aqsa, which is thought to have been the original site of King Solomon's Temple, thus the name.  Other founders include: Godefroi de St. Aldemar (St. Omen), Roral, Gundemar, Godefroi Bisol, Paganus de Montdidier, Archibald de St. Aman, Andrew de Montbar, and Count of Provence.

Same year, religious order known as the Knights of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem was formed.  Their purpose was to manage hospitals & hostels in the Holy Land.

1127: Rule of the Order at Council of Troyes approved by Pope Honorius II.  Received gift of money & land.

1136: The 1st Grand Master died and was succeeded by Robert de Craon, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

1187: Jerusalem fell to the Saracens.

1291

May 18: Fall of Acre.  Templars move to Cyprus.  Jacques de Molay last Grand Master.

1305: Clement V elected pope.

1306: Pope Clement V sent instructions to Templars to discuss new Crusade.  Teutonic Knights not impressed, went on their own Crusade into north eastern Europe to fight pagans.

Hospitallers left Cyprus, took Rhodes, and then Malta where they made their headquarters till unseated by Napoleon.  Now in Rome recognized as a sovereign state as Knights of Malta.

1307

July: Edward II becomes King of England (perceived as weak).

Oct 13:  Philip IV of France ordered the arrest of all Templars  (Friday the 13th)

Nov. 22:  Clement V issued Papal Edict to investigate the charges against Templars.  Templars arrested and tortured.  The purpose: France owed much money to Templars; eradicate debt.  Templars owned much property which was non-taxable.  Mount attack against weak king of England.  None of the Templar fortune ever found or recovered, fleet of war & merchant ships disappeared.

Most of Europe did not comply with the order at first.  Arrests in England did not begin until Jan 1308, giving Templars plenty of time to go underground.  Very few arrested.

In Portugal, the Templars became the Knights of Christ.    Including: Vasco de Gama, Prince Henry the Navigator (Grand Master of the order), Columbus sailed under red patte cross of order.  All Templars arrested in Portugal were released.

In Scotland, Robert the Bruce was the king.  excommunicated because he killed his rival in a church. He did not publish the popes edict.

1310

April 11: Trial of the Templars begins.

1312

April 3:  Pope disbanded the Templars giving all property to the Hospitallers.  By that time the Templars had been in prison for 4 years.

1314

March 14:   De Molay burned at the stake.  He cursed Philip & Clement to meet him within one year for judgment at the throne of god.  Clement died the following month in April & Philip died in November.

Edward II went after Robert the Bruce. 

June 24:  St. Johns Day Battle of Bannock Burn worst military disaster in English history.  Mysterious 2nd wave of a fresh force.  Historians say that it was peasants, but would peasants make a superior English force turn and run?

Immediately afterwards, emergence of outlaws (Robin Hood) and pirates.  Templars had ships- skull & cross bones

Scotland would be attractive for Templars because origination of Grail Romances.

1315-1318: torrential rains ruined crops

1340: universal crop failure

1347: Black Death- 40% of European population died

Farmers & craftsmen were in high demand.  Could make more than they ever did at the expense of wealthy land barons and the church.

New laws & taxes enacted.  search genealogies to find ancestors that were not free.  Peasants revolt rage to be free, also prerequisite to Freemasonry.

Tremendous organization; 36 miles from shore

Masonic connection: Walter the Tyler, supreme commander, nothing known of him before.  John Ball, St. Mary Priest of York, imprisoned, letters indicating that: come to aide of the widows son.

1381: Peasantsí Revolt

June 10: Canterbury taken by Kent faction and the same day Hospitallers commandry Cressing Temple destroyed by Essex faction.

June 11: both groups turned towards London.  Richard II, 14 year old king was warned- moved to Tower of London with: Sir Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury & Chancellor; and Sir Robert Hales, Treasurer & Prior of the Hospitallers; and Henry Bolingbroke who would later dipose Richard and become Henry IV.

June 13:  Essex men went thru Aldgate & Kent men went over London Bridge.  No resistance, gates open, draw bridges down.

Fleet street: released prisoners in prison (John Ball);  destroyed 2 forges owned by Hospitallers previously owned by Templars.

Destroyed all Hospitallers property except a church; currently known as the "Temple" area in London, was the prime church of the Templars in England.

June 14: King met with rebels at Mile End outside of the city.  To draw the rebels out.  Tyler, Jack Strawe (1st Lt.), an John Ball stayed in London with a few hundred men.  Walked into Tower of London killing Archbishop of Canterbury & Prior of the Hospitallers.  They were beheaded placed on stakes at London Bridge.  Archbishops miter nailed to head for identification.  Killed 160 in all.

King mysteriously did not return to London that afternoon to Castle Baynard outside of the city.

Tyler & his men marched 6 miles out of London to destroy Hospitallers manor at Highbury which had just been renovated at great expense.

June 15:   Another meeting with the king.  Tyler invited to meet with king, mortally wounded.  King asked rebels to meet him in the fields of Cleskenwell, where the Hospitallers priory was still burning.  Rebels surrounded and captured. (only a few)

Parliament recommends general amnesty.  King agrees except for a list of 287.  Of the 287 only a few who were in prison were executed the rest disappeared.  Total executions amounted to 120 (less than those that were killed in London in one day).  Some confessed to being ordered by a Great Society.

This mass disappearance resembles the mass disappearance of the Templars 70 years before.

Revolt had to be Templar related because of the vicious attacks on Hospitallers and church property.  The Templars had the only real motive - revenge.  Nothing else achieved

1390: Regius Poem found.

1410: Cooke Manuscript

1602

May 15: first Englishmen to land in New England.  Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold anchored in New Bedford MA..  Named Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, etc..

1604

First northern French Colony established by Pierre du Guast.  Named Sieur de Monts at Neutral Island in the St. Croix River in southeastern ME..

1607

May 13: 1st permanent English Colony established in North America at Jamestown VA..

1612

Foundation of New York City.  Huts were built on Manhattan Island (45 Broadway) in order to trade with Indians.  More permanent settlement was established a year later.  Dutch

1614

Fort Nassau built at Castle Island by present day Albany by the Dutch.  Abandoned in 1617.

1619

July 30: 1st Legislative Assembly convened at Old Church in Jamestown VA..  House of Burgesses.

1620

Dec 26: Pilgrims reached Plymouth MA in Mayflower.

1622

Mar 22: 1st Indian massacre, settlements around Jamestown VA..

1624

Fort Orange built near Albany by the Walloons.

May: Colony of New Netherland established by Cornelis J. Mey.   He was first Governor of New Netherland.

1625

Spring: Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam constructed on tip of Manhattan.  Mey was succeeded by Willem Verhulst.

1626

May 4: Peter Minuit succeeded Verhulst.

1629

June 27: 1st settlers of Massachusetts Bay Colony entered Salem Harbor led by John Winthrop.

1630

Rensselaerswyck founder by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, comprising Albany & Rensselaer counties.

Settlement at Trimountain (Shawmut) established by John Winthrop.

Sept 17: Shawmut named Boston.

1632

June 20: Charter for Maryland granted to Cecilius Calvert.  Leonard Calvert, his brother became 1st governor.

1636

June: Rhode Island founded by Roger Williams.

1664

June 24:  Proprietorship of New Jersey granted to Lord John Berkeley and Sir George Carteret.  Named NJ because Carteret had been Gov. of Isle of Jersey.

Sept 7:  Peter Stuyvesant surrendered New Netherland to an English naval force led by Col. Richard Nicolls.  New Amsterdam was renamed New York and Fort Orange was renamed Albany.

1667

July 21: New Netherland ceded to England by Peace of Breda, ending 2nd Anglo-Dutch War (1664-1667).

1670

Apr: Charleston SC founded under Joseph West.

1673

Aug 8: surrender of New York to Dutch ships near Sandy Hook.  They held possession till Feb 9 1674 when English regained control.

1675

June 24: King Philip's War began w/ massacre of colonists at Swansee Plymouth by a band of Indians.  War started by King Philip (Metacomet) after 3 of his people executed by English for a murder.

1676

Feb 10: Lancaster MA attacked by Indians.  All men killed, women & children taken prisoners.

Aug 12: King Philip's war ended when leader killed by Indian in service of Capt. Benjamin Church.

Sep 19: Jamestown VA burned in Bacon's Rebellion, led by Nathaniel Bacon.

1680

Sep: New Hampshire formed from MA.

1681

Mar 4: Pennsylvania granted to William Penn.

1682

Site for city of Philadelphia laid out by Thomas Holme.

Aug 24: Delaware awarded to William Penn.

1st Freemason to settle in America, John Skene, to Burlington NJ.

1690

Feb 8: 1st French & Indian War (King William's War); French & Indian forces attacked & burned Schenectady.

May 11: Port Royal (now Annapolis Royal), Nova Scotia, captured by English under Sir William Phips.  French forces recaptured it in 1691.

Oct 7: City of Quebec attacked by English in 1st major operation of King William's War.  Repulsed by Louis de Caude, comte de Palluau et de Frontenac.

1697

Sept 3: King William's War ended with Treaty of Ryswick.  Treaty restored all possessions to their prewar status.

1701

July 24: settlement at Detroit was established by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.

1702

May 4: Queen Anne's War began, 2nd of French & Indian Wars.  In Europe known as war of the Spanish Succession.

1713

April 11: Queen Anne's War ended with Treaty of Utrecht.  France ceded Hudson Bay Territory, Newfoundland & Nova Scotia to England.  France kept Cape Breton Island and the islands of the St. Lawrence River.

1717

June 24: Grand Lodge of England formed

1723: 1st Book of Constitutions published by Rev. James Anderson

1724

English built Fort Dummer, named for William Dummer acting Gov. of MA, near Brattleboro VT.

1729

Old South Meeting House built in Boston by Joshua Blanchard, a master mason, who later built Faneuil Hall in Boston.

1731

French established Fort at Crown Point on Lake Champlain.

1732

Dec 19:  Poor Richard's Almanac first published by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia PA.

1733: MA, Boston Lodge # 126 formed; joined Grand Lodge of MA in 1792.  Became St. Johns Lodge.

1735: GA, Savannah Lodge #139 formed.  Renamed Solomon #1 in 1776.  Kept English registry untill 1813 even though on Grand Lodge of GA rolls.

1737: The first Provincial Grand Master, Daniel Coxe, was appointed to oversee NY, NJ, & PA.  He formed one of the oldest Lodges in the New World still in existence, St. John's #1 in New York City (1737).  St. John's Lodge owns the Bible that George Washington used to take oath of office as first President of the United States.  The bible has been used to swear in a number of Presidents, the last being George Bush on Jan. 20, 1989.

Lodge #74 Irish Registry,  a Military Lodge which was under Irish Registry was formed in 1737 and came into the Albany area about 1757.  Later became Union Lodge #1 and is now Mt. Vernon Lodge #3.

1738

Lewis Morris named 1st Gov. of NJ.

Masonic warrant for 1st Masonic Lodge issued by Grand Lodge of MA to Abraham Savage.  Similar authority granted to Richard Gridley in 1756 for military expedition against Crown Point.

Jan. 25: 2nd Book of Constitutions approved by Grand Lodge on Jan 25, 1738.  Both Constitutions refer to Apocrypahl Treatises of the Fraternity said to have originated at an assembly called by Prince Edwin of England in York in June 926 AD.  Lost in early 1700's.  Reference also made to Grand Lodge Manuscript 1583 AD and Matthew Cooke Manuscript 1482 AD.

1744-1748 King George's War

1745

French & Indian forces raided English fortifications in ME.

Jun 16: Ft. Louisbourgh captured by New Englanders led by William Peperell & English fleet led by Sir Peter Warren.

Nov 28-29: Saratoga attacked & burned by French & Indian forces.

1748

Oct 18: Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle signed ending King George's War.  Fort Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island in Canada was ceded to France.

1751: Athol Grand Lodge formed (Ancients)

1753

George Harison becomes Provincial Grand Master.

Oct 31: George Washington sent by Gov. Robert Dinwiddie of VA to demand French withdrawal from Ohio Territory.

1754

April 17: French built Fort Duquesne at Pittsburgh PA.

May 28: 1st skirmish of French & Indian War, George Washington near FT. Duquesne.  Unable to proceed against superior French forces, retreated & erected Fort Necessity at nearby Great Meadows.

July 4: George Washington surrendered Ft. Necessity to French.   Defeat left the French in control of Ohio River Valley.

1755

July 9: British Gen. Edward Braddock mortally wounded in ambush.  Geo. Washington took command of retreating army.

1756

NY,  formed Lodge #52 was a regimental Lodge (Stewartís 37th Regiment).  Joined Grand Lodge of NY in 1783.

April 23: Lake George Lodge #4 formed April 23, 1756.  It was established by Richard Gridley, younger brother of Jeremy Gridley (Boston), the then Provincial Grand Master of Massachusetts.  During the infamous massacre at Ft.  William Henry, all records were destroyed.

Aug 14:  Fort Oswego captured by French Gen. Joseph de Montcalm de Saint-Veran.

1757

St. Johns Lodge #2 formed (now # 1) 1757

Lodge #74, a Military Lodge which was under Irish Registry was formed in 1737 and came into the Albany area about 1757.   It serviced His Majesty's 2nd Battalion of the Royal Regiment of  Foot, now known as Royal Scots.  Later Union Lodge #1 and now Mt. Vernon Lodge #3.

Aug 9: Fort William Henry surrendered to Montcalm.

1758

July 8: British & Colonial assault against Ticonderoga failed.

July 26:  Fort Louisbourgh surrendered to British under Adm. Edward Boscawen & Gen. Jeffrey Amherst after 48 day siege.

Nov 25:  British forces drove French from Ft. Duquesne, renamed it Pittsburgh.

1759

April 13: Crown Point Lodge #5 1759 In 1759 (April 13) Crown Point Lodge was authorized by Grand Master Gridley to congregate all Masons into one or more Lodges that participated in the expedition at Crown Point.  He gave this authority to Abraham Savage.

July 26: Ticonderoga abandoned by French under the Chevalier de Bourlamaque.  Retreated to Crown Point.

Sept. 13: French defeated on Plains of Abraham at Quebec.  Both Gen. Montcalm & British Gen. James Wolfe were killed.

Sept 18:  City of Quebec surrendered to British.

1760

St. Johns Independent Royal Arch #8 (Now # 2) 1760

Aug 7:  Fort Loudon TN capitulated to Cherokee Indians.  Capt. Demere surrendered under condition that his troops be allowed to retreat unimpeded.  Aug 10 garrison was massacred by Indians while retreating to Fort Prince George in SC.

Sep 8:  French surrendered Montreal to Gen. Jeffrey Amherst.

Nov 29:  Detroit surrendered to Maj. Robert Rogers by French Commander Beletre.

1762

Lodge #90 in 32nd Regiment 1762

New York #7 in the 55th Regiment 1762

May 20:  Abraham Wing, the Quaker founded the Town of Queensbury in Charlotte County.

1763

Lodge # 399 1763

1764

Zion Lodge #1 in 60th Regiment (now Zion #1 Detroit, MI) 1764

1765

Lodge #441 in 38th Regiment 1765

Feb. 21: Lodge #74 Irish Registry in Albany became Union Lodge #1.

1766

St. Patrick's Lodge #4 1766   In 1765 Sir William Johnson became a member of Union Lodge and later,  he went on to become a charter member of St. Patrick's Lodge #4 in Johnstown and its first Master.   General Nicholas Herkimer, who was a friend of Sir William, joined this Lodge on April 7, 1768.  Sir William Johnson died in 1774.

1767

King Solomon's Lodge #7 1767

Moriah Lodge 132 in 22nd Regiment 1767

May 12:  the cornerstone for the new Masonic Temple in Albany NY was laid  This was the first Masonic Temple built in America which was used exclusively for Masonic purposes.  The property in Albany on the corner of Maiden Lane and Lodge Street still houses a Masonic Temple and is said to be the oldest property in America with continuous Masonic use. 

1768

Temple Lodge 1768

Trinity Lodge 1768

Union Lodge 1768

Hiram Lodge 1768

March 5: Masters Lodge #2 1768 Masters Lodge #2 (now #5) was formed on March 5, 1768, also under Warrant issued by Provincial Grand Master George Harrison, with Temple Lodge following in that same year shortly thereafter.

April 7: General Nicholas Herkimer, who was a friend of Sir William, joined St. Patrickís Lodge.

June 14: Masonic Temple in Albany NY dedicated.

1769

Lodge 478 in 17th Dragoons 1769

King David's Lodge 1769

December 27: General Joseph Warren, hero of the American Revolution named the first Provincial Grand Master of Masons in the Colony of Massachusetts (December 27, 1769)

1771

Lodge 169 afterward St. Andrews Lodge #3 1771

Solomonís Lodge #1 (#5) 1771

1773

Sion Lodge 1773

1774

St. Georges Lodge #1 1774

Sir William Johnson dies.

1775

St. Johns Regimental Lodge 1775

June 17: General Joseph Warren killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775)

1776

St. Johns Lodge #4 1776

American Union Lodge #1 and Military Union Lodge 1776

1777

March 8: The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts assumed its independence  becoming the first independent Grand Lodge in the United States.

Battles of Saratoga September 9 & October 7, 1777,

1779

Washington Lodge #10, army lodge 1779

Lodge # 210 afterward Temple Lodge #4 and then Jerusalem # 4 1779

1780

Solomonís Lodge #212 1780

Sions Lodge in 57th Regiment 1780

1781

Lodge # 213 in 4th Battalion Royal Artillery 1781

Lodge #215 in 2nd Regiment 1781

Jan. 23: When New York State was created, eight New York City Lodges and five Upstate Lodges formed Grand Lodge in 1781 with Rev. William Walter as Grand Master.  On January 23, 1781, in New York City, a meeting of representatives of six Lodges (169,441,133,210, Solomon's, and Sions) convened for the purpose of forming a Provincial Grand Lodge.  This was held at the invitation of Lodge 169, which had moved from Boston to New York in 1776, along with the British forces.

Sept. 5: On September 5, 1781, in London, the Duke of Atholl, Grand Master of the Ancient Grand Lodge, signed the Provincial Grand Lodge Warrant also known as the Atholl Charter.  In December 1782, the Atholl Warrant finally arrived from London.

1782

Dec. 5: The first meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge of NY was held on December 5, 1782 in Roubalet's Assembly Hall in New York City with Rev. William Walter presiding as Grand Master

1783

His Majesty's Loyal American Regimental Lodge 1783

Sept. 19:  Grand Master Walter continued in office until September 19, 1783 and was replaced by M:. W:. William Cock.

1784

February: Grand Master Cock was replaced by Chancellor of New York, Robert R. Livingston.  M:. W:. Livingston was the first patriot to lead the Grand Lodge.

1785

July 12: Washington #11 Ft. Edward (July 12, 1785)/Sept. 20, 1785

1786

Lodge #232 1786

1787

Lodge of Unity # 517 at Fort William Henry 1787

New Oswegatchie Lodge #520 1787

1788

St. Patrickís Lodge #212 1788

1791

Montgomery #21 Stillwater (1791)

Oct. 22: Montgomery Lodge #23 Stillwater (Oct. 22, 1791)

1792

St John's #24 Half Moon (1792)

1793

Aurora #25 Hampton (1793)

March 6: Livingston Lodge #28 Kingsbury (March 6, 1793)

September 4: Rural Lodge #32 Cambridge (Sept. 4, 1793)

September 18: Washington laid the cornerstone for the Capitol in full Masonic ritual.  The trowel he used was later utilized by the Grand Master of Virginia to lay the cornerstone of the Washington Monument on July 4, 1848.  Both the trowel and the apron used by Washington are kept at the Washington Masonic National Monument in Alexandria, Virginia.

1794

Franklin #37 Ballston Spa (1794)

1795

Orange #43 Waterford (1795)

1796

September 7: North Star Lodge #51 Salem (Sept. 7, 1796)

December 7: Liberty Lodge #55 Granville (Dec. 7, 1796)

1800

December 3: Herschell Lodge #89 Hartford (Dec. 3, 1800)

1802

February 20: St John's Lodge #90 Greenfield (1802) (Feb. 20 received charter as St John's #90, duly organized on June 2)    On June 10,1840 met for first time as #22.  Old #90 was given to Brothers from discontinued Friendship 118 and Franklin 37, for new Franklin Lodge #90.(Chartered June 3 1842).  St. John's was the only Lodge in this immediate area that did not give up its charter during the Morgan Period.

December 4: Farmers Lodge #96 Easton (Dec. 4, 1802)

1804

John Ferriss builds Glens Falls Hotel.

Malta #106 Malta (1804)

July 12: Death of Alexander Hamilton in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Oct. 2: Hamilton Lodge 144 petitioned Grand Lodge for Charter.  Town of Queensbury, Washington County.

Dec. 22:  Hamilton Lodge 144 granted Charter.

1805

Rising Sun Lodge #126 Greenwich (1805)

Union #128 Charlton (1805)

Friendship #118 Milton (1805-1828)

1806

Brothers Lodge #147 Ft. Ann (1806)

Farmers #149 Half Moon (1806)- moved to Clifton Park in 1827

December 6: Social Hall Lodge #145 Whitehall (Dec. 6, 1806)

1807

Jan. 6: After the American Revolution and the formation of the Grand Lodge of New York, with much dissension, Union Lodge surrendered its original charters and the new Mount Vernon Lodge #3 was formed on January 6, 1807.

1809

Rising Sun Lodge #185 Northumberland (1809)

        (Petitioned to move to Saratoga Springs in 1821)

1813

Hebron Lodge #216 Hebron (1813)

Morning Star Lodge #243 Argyle (1813)

Schuyler #218 Old Saratoga (1813)

March 12: Charlotte County was renamed Washington. Thereafter, Warren County was formed from part of Washington County on March 12, 1813.

1814

Rising Virtue #225 Luzerne (1814)

1816

Galway #267 Galway (1816)

1818

Clinton #278 Caldwell (1818)

1822

Schism occurs in NYS Masonry between upstate & downstate.

1825

Stephen Van Rensselaer was elected Grand Master to correct schism.  Van Rensselaer was a prominent upstate public servant.  Early that year it was his vote in the U.S. House of Representatives which gave John Quincy Adams a sufficient majority to win election to the Presidency. 

Perry #437 Bolton (1825)

Corinthian #446 Corinth (1825 disbanded in 1826)

1826

September 11:  William Morgan arrested.

September 12:  William Morgan disappears.

1827

June 7: Pact to end schism in NYS Grand Lodge.

October 7:  The body of a drowned man, believed to be William Morgan, was found at Oak Orchard Harbor, about 40 miles from Niagara.

October 26:  3rd inquest on the body believed to be William Morgan.  Inquest determined that the body was that of Timothy Munro of Canada and not of William Morgan.

1830

National Convention of the Anti-Masonic Political Party held in Philadelphia.  Presidential candidate selected was William Wirt of Maryland.

1832

In the 1832 Presidential election the Anti-Masonic Party was able to draw votes away from Henry Clay the Whig candidate, and win several seats in the U.S. Congress for New England States.  Andrew Jackson, a Freemason, won reelection with an overwhelming majority.

1834

June: Hamilton Lodge 144 forfeits charter.

1836

During the 1836 Presidential elections, The Anti-Masonic Party chose William Harrison as its candidate.  He came in second to Van Buren.  After this defeat, the Anti-Masonic Party was absorbed by the Whig Party, and in the 1840 election nominated Harrison who was able to win the Presidency.

1839

April 12: The Village of Glens Falls incorporated.

1842

Franklin 90 Ballston Spa (1842)

1844

Rising Sun 103 Saratoga Springs (1844)

Malta 106 Malta (1844; disbanded 1849)

1847

January 16:  Glens Falls 121 was the first Lodge organized in Warren County after the Morgan Affair.  Area Masons petitioned Grand Lodge to form a new Lodge on January 16, 1847.  Charter was granted on June 8th of that same year.

February 23:  The first meeting of Glens Falls Lodge 121.

June 24: The first meeting place of Glens Falls Lodge 121 was dedicated on June 24, 1847 which was the Music House (Hall).

1848

Starting in 1848 Glens Falls Lodge met in the upper story of the Bethuel Peck Building on Glen Street.

1849

Clinton 140 Waterford (1849)

1850

Phoenix 96 Whitehall (1850)

1851

Granville 220 Granville (1851)

1852

Granville 55 Granville (1852)

Mount Hope 260 Fort Ann (1852)

Fort Edward 267 Fort Edward (1852)

1855

Sandy Hill 372 Hudson Falls (1855)*

Salem 391 Salem (1855-1985) merged with 481

1856

Home 398 Schuylerville (1856)

1857

Warrensburg 425 Warrensburg (1857)

Schroon Lake 436 Schroon Lake (1857-1877)

1858

January 20:   Avery Tiffany, the first Master of Glens Falls Lodge 121, Enoch Rosekrans and others submitted a petition to form another Lodge in Glens Falls.

1859

June 11: Senate 456 Glens Falls (1859)  Charter was granted on June 11, 1859, and met on the third story of the Fonda & Numan Building on Warren Street.

Wilton 405 Wilton (1859; disbanded 1876)

1860

Cambridge Valley 481 Cambridge (1860)

Glendale 497 Pottersville (1860)

Montgomery 504 Stillwater (1860)

December 27:  Glens Falls Lodge dedicated new rooms in a building owned by Hiram Colvin (Col. of 31st NY Militia in War of Rebellion) on a site occupied by Fowlers Store, at that time called "The Exchange".

1861

June 16:  Keyes Cool (Senate 456) presided over a public meeting which Austin Holden authorized to raise companies of soldiers.  On June 16th they were mustered into the army as Companies E & F of the 22nd Regiment NY Volunteers.  Subsequently they became part of the famous Iron Brigade of the First Army Corps.

1864

May 31:  Great Fire of Glens Falls started in the kitchen of the Glens Falls Hotel.

1865

Herschel 508 Hartford (1865)

Argyle 567 Argyle (1865)

In 1865 Glens Falls 121 moved to the 3rd floor of the Glens Falls Bank Building, where they remained until 1874.

1866

Ashlar 584 Greenwich (1866)

1867

February 4:  Senate Lodge  456 moved to the 3rd floor of the D.H. Cowles & Co. Building on the corner of Ridge & Warren Streets.

1868

Schuyler 676 Schuylerville (1868; disbanded 1948)

1874

May 18:  Senate Lodge  456 moved into the 3rd floor of the new Sherman Building, occupying the same Lodge Rooms with Glens Falls Lodge 121.(Glen Street) until May 28

1896

Senate Lodge 456 occupied quarters over the Glens Falls National Bank through the courtesy of Glens Falls Lodge 81 B.P.O.E., whose hall it was.

1897

On Da Wa 820 Mechanicville (1897)

February 11:  New quarters in the Crandall Block were dedicated on February 11, 1897, occupied by both Glens Falls 121 & Senate 456 Lodges.  That same year both Lodges formed a Masonic Hall Association to seek a permanent home.

1903

Gansevoort 845 Gansevoort (1903)

1913

May 15:  Saw the dedication of the new Temple in Glens Falls acquired from the Glens Falls Insurance Company..

1922

Corinth 987 Corinth (1922)

1924

St. Sacrement 1029 Lake George (1924)*

1967

Glens Falls: after occupying the Glen Street Temple for 54 years, the property was sold to the Church of the Messiah for the site of a larger Parish House and Educational Center

1968

June 1: The Pearls Street Temple in Glens Falls was dedicated.

1984

August 29:  At a joint summoned communication of 121 & 456 held on August 29, 1984, it was decided to sell the Pearl St Building to Kamtech and purchase property to erect a new Temple

1989

June 13,:  The Masonic Hall Association of Glens Falls Inc. was given the approval to construct the new Temple at its current location at 15 Burke Drive in the Town of Queensbury.

1990

March 10:  The Burke Drive Temple in the Town of Queensbury was deicated by the Grand Master M:. W:. Rozwell T. Swits.

2000

Glens Falls 121 & Senate 456 consolidate to form Queensbury Lodge 121.  Dispensation granted February 29, 2000.  Charter presented by M:. W:. Carl J. Smith, Grand Master on August 13.


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