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Cincinnati S Freemasons

Author : Donald I. Crews
ISBN : 9781467112376
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The first Masonic lodge in Cincinnati was chartered in 1791, less than three years after the town's founding. Many prominent Cincinnatians have devoted their time, money and effort to the fraternity. Many have also found knowledge, fulfillment and camaraderie within the main and appendant bodies of the brotherhood. This book offers an introduction to the order's members, buildings and related organizations in southwest Ohio. The contributions of the Queen City's share of the world's oldest and largest fraternity are revealed through images from lodges and other bodies, buildings, individuals and numerous other sources."--Page [4] of cover.
Category: Business & Economics

Is It True What They Say About Freemasonry

Author : Art deHoyos
ISBN : 9781461733829
Genre : Self-Help
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This is the Mason's response to the misinformation about their brotherhood that exists today.
Category: Self-Help

Masonic Temples

Author : William D. Moore
ISBN : 1572334967
Genre : Architecture
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In Masonic Temples, William D. Moore introduces readers to the structures American Freemasons erected over the sixty-year period from 1870 to 1930, when these temples became a ubiquitous feature of the American landscape. As representations of King Solomon’s temple in ancient Jerusalem erected in almost every American town and city, Masonic temples provided specially designed spaces for the enactment of this influential fraternity’s secret rituals. Using New York State as a case study, Moore not only analyzes the design and construction of Masonic structures and provides their historical context, but he also links the temples to American concepts of masculinity during this period of profound economic and social transformation. By examining edifices previously overlooked by architectural and social historians, Moore decodes the design and social function of Masonic architecture and offers compelling new insights into the construction of American masculinity. Four distinct sets of Masonic ritual spaces—the Masonic lodge room, the armory and drill room of the Knights Templar, the Scottish Rite Cathedral, and the Shriners’ mosque – form the central focus of this volume. Moore argues that these spaces and their accompanying ceremonies communicated four alternative masculine archetypes to American Freemasons—the heroic artisan, the holy warrior, the adept or wise man, and the frivolous jester or fool. Although not a Freemason, Moore draws from his experience as director of the Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library in New York City, where heutilized sources previously inaccessible to scholars. His work should prove valuable to readers with interests in vernacular architecture, material culture, American studies, architectural and social history, Freemasonry, and voluntary associations.
Category: Architecture

Illustrated Masonic Secrets Of America S Founding Fathers

Author : Bottletree Books
ISBN : 9781933747132
Genre : Social Science
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Culled from little-known Masonic texts of the 1800s and early 1900s, this volume is a must-read for anyone curious about the Masonic ties of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, John Sullivan, and Joseph Warren, or who is interested in a new perspective on the designs of America.
Category: Social Science