Masonic Hall in Niagara-on-the-Lake - The Lodge Room
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Masonic Hall in Niagara-on-the-Lake - The Lodge Room

Several photographs of interior of the Lodge Room, located on upper floor of the Masonic hall in Niagara-on-the-Lake. A rectangular room with seating around the perimeter, oriented east to west (path of the sun) so after entering you're symbolically facing "the East". In the centre of the room there is an altar with the Bible, surrounded by "three candles" (light bulbs) to illuminate the holy book. A letter G suspended over the altar symbolizes God. There is a specific seating arrangement: the Master's chair is in the east, on a raised platform of three steps, the Senior Warden's chair is in the west on a platform of two steps, and the Junior Warden's Chair is on one step, in the south. The steps symbolize three stages in life: youth, manhood, and old age. There are two tall pillars with globes on either side of the Senior Warden. PHOTOGRAPHS in this collection: General view of interior (1) General view of interior (2) North wall with framed photos of Past Masters East wall with Master's chair Master's chair East wall with Master's chair and Secretary's desk Secretary's desk South wall with Junior Warden's chair West wall with Senior Warden's chair and pillars Central altar The bulbs around the altar Illuminated light bulbs Carpet Wall hangings on the wall in the East: several framed photographs of the District Deputy Grand Masters of Niagara District 'A' elected from Niagara Lodge No. 2; the historic warrants of St. John's Lodge of Friendship No. 2, Queenston, dated 1795, and the Grand Master's Lodge, Newark [Niagara], dated 1796; a framed photograph of Her Majesty the Queen of Canada is above the Master's Chair (and above all other hangings). More framed, individual photographs of the Past Masters hang over the Secretary's Desk as well as a tablet commemorating 150 years of service of the brethren of Niagara District, and the framed regalia of past District Deputy Grand Master from Niagara Lodge No. 2. The framed photographic record of the Past Masters of Niagara Lodge, No. 2 are located on both, north and south walls. Three flags (Canadian, British and American) in stone pedestals are situated on the steps leading to the Master's Chair.