Emerald Lodge No. 134 of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC was Lawton's sister Lodge. It has since retired its Charter around 2004 and has been absorbed into neighboring Lodges.
Perfection Lodge No. 75 of the Grand Lodge Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of British Columbia in New Westminster, BC was Thomas M Reed's sister Lodge.
Hercules Lodge No. 17 of the Grand Lodge of Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons of Washington and Jurisdiction in Seattle, WA is another special visiting Lodge.
In 1990, the members of Lawton Lodge No. 292, who met in the nearby neighborhood of Magnolia, merged into Occidental Lodge. Again in 1999, another merger took place. This time it was the members of Thomas M. Reed Lodge No. 225, who met on Capitol Hill. Both mergers have made us stronger and blest us with great men and friends to grow with as well. With about 243 members, we intend to remember our merged Lodge's histories, grow and continue the best traditions of Masonry and service to our community.
Occidental Lodge No. 72 also has four affiliated Lodges with which it proudly maintains special Masonic relations:
Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 72 of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC is Occidental's original sister Lodge.
Early downtown Ballard, circa 1890. This view is the corner of NW Market Street and 6th Avenue NW in Ballard.
The Stimson Lumber Company on Salmon Bay was one of ten lumber mills that made early Ballard the "Shingle Capital of the World".
In 1924, the Ballard Freemasons hired a well known architect to design and build a modern new home for their lodge in the center of downtown Ballard.
Occidental Lodge #72 is a Masonic Lodge that believes in fraternity and fellowship. As Masons, we strive to educate ourselves in Freemasonry, and by using its ritual degrees and history, to better ourselves as men.
We show our appreciation for these ideals by providing a beautiful Lodge where Brothers feel they belong. We enjoy fellowship, practice Masonic ritual, and provide supportive education. And through these teachings, we strive to improve ourselves, family, and community.
One aspect of Freemasonry is that, by tradition, we do not invite men to join -- you must initiate the process. The requirements are few; you must be a male, at least 18 years of age, be of good report before the world, and profess a belief in God. If any of this interests you, please contact us here or come by for dinner before one of our stated meeting to meet us and learn more.
We meet on the third Thursday of every month except for July and August. Our dinner is at 6:30 and our meetings start at 7:30 for those nights which we call “Stated Meetings”. Paid parking is available in the back of Lodge at the Bank of America parking lot or street parking.