Now Online: Materials from the Grand Lodge of North Carolina

The archives of The Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina is one of our newest partners, with photographs, a scrapbook, Lodge publications and more added to DigitalNC.

Chartered in 1771, the Grand Lodge is one of the oldest institutions in the state. Many prominent early North Carolinians–William Hooper and Richard Caswell for example–were members. The archives is currently located in the Executive Office Building on Glenwood Road, in Raleigh; many photos shared through DigitalNC in the current batch show the building, including sketches of the murals in the main lobby created by Allyn Cox, who also provided murals for the U.S. Capitol.

Sketches for Grand Lodge Mural

Sketch of one of two murals in the Grand Lodge Executive Office Building in Raleigh. Artist: Allyn Cox.

NC Freemasons Mural South Wall

Photo of mural in Grand Lodge Executive Office Building, Raleigh, N.C. Courtesy the NC Museum of History.

Other items shared through DigitalNC include the following:

  • Scrapbook of Masonic Bicentennial Celebrations in North Carolina (1976)
  • Photographs of Grand Lodge buildings and staff, as well as the Orphanage at Oxford, NC
  • Directories and Bylaws for Lodges around the state
  • Programs from several building dedications

We hope to share more from the Grand Lodge in the future. View all of their items currently on DigitalNC.

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