A Newly Discovered Photo of the Corner Stone Ceremony For the Duncan Masonic Temple, 15 June 1912

A local Facebook group, You Know You’re From Duncan When…, has brought to our attention a photo of the Corner Stone ceremony for the Duncan Masonic Temple on 15 June 1912.

Temple Lodge No. 33 has another photo of this event but our Lodge Historian had not seen this photo (shown below) prior to today. We have added the photo to our webpage on the Duncan Masonic Temple.

Corner Stone Ceremony for the present day Duncan Masonic Temple, 15 June 1912. Mrs. Norcross' chicken coop is visible in the left rear.
Corner Stone Ceremony for the present day Duncan Masonic Temple, 15 June 1912. Mrs. Norcross’ chicken coop is visible in the left rear.

Temple Lodge No. 33 extends its thanks to Darold Stockford, of You Know You’re From Duncan When…, for bringing this photo to our attention.  Continue reading A Newly Discovered Photo of the Corner Stone Ceremony For the Duncan Masonic Temple, 15 June 1912

An Interesting Video On Masonic Symbols And Symbolism

Many Freemasons and many people outside Freemasonry are interested in Masonic Symbols and Symbolism.

This is a video of a very interesting lecture by an Australian Freemason, W.B. Brendan Kyne, on the subject of Masonic Symbolism:

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Featured Deceased Vancouver Island Freemason For August 2017 – Alexander Roland Milne (died 1904, aged 65)

Each month, as part of our Vancouver Island Masonic History Project, we feature a deceased Vancouver Island Freemason as a way of highlighting Masonic heritage and the contributions Freemasons have made to Vancouver Island.

Our featured deceased Vancouver Island Freemason for August 2017 is Alexander Roland Milne (died 1904, aged 65), a member of Vancouver & Quadra Lodge No. 2 who also served as Grand Master of B.C. in 1887-1888.

Alexander Roland Milne (died 1904, aged 65) Grand Master - 1887-1888 (photo - Grand Lodge of B.C. & Yukon)
Alexander Roland Milne (died 1904, aged 65) Grand Master – 1887-1888 (photo – Grand Lodge of B.C. & Yukon)

The Milne Building on Johnson Street in downtown Victoria was built for Alexander Roland Milne by architect John Teague, who was also a Freemason.

The Milne Building, 546-548 Johnson Street, Victoria, B.C. Built for Alexander Roland Milne in 1891
The Milne Building, 546-548 Johnson Street, Victoria, B.C. Built for Alexander Roland Milne in 1891

Alexander Roland Milne is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

Alexander Roland Milne (died 1904, aged 65), grave in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.
Alexander Roland Milne (died 1904, aged 65), grave in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, B.C.

See our webpage on Alexander Roland Milne to learn more….

 

Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 For August 2017 – Alexander Chalmers Aitken (1868-1923)

Each month Temple Lodge No. 33 features one of our Deceased Brethren as a way of highlighting Masonic heritage and the contributions our members have made to Duncan and the Cowichan Valley.

Our Featured Deceased Member of Temple Lodge No. 33 for August 2017 is Alexander Chalmers Aitken (1868-1923), a farmer who served several terms as Reeve of North Cowichan. Alex Aitken Elementary School is named for him.

Alexander Chalmers Aitken, Reeve of North Cowichan 1909-1911, 1923.
Alexander Chalmers Aitken, Reeve of North Cowichan 1909-1911, 1923. (photo courtesy of Municipality of North Cowichan)

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