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Mason dedication ceremony scheduled in Lawrence

September 7, 2010


Masons of Kansas will perform an ancient dedication ceremony of the Lawrence Masonic Center, 1301 E. 25th St., at 2 p.m. Oct. 3.

L. Kent Needham, head of the Kansas masons, will perform the ceremony, which has roots dating back to 1793, when George Washington laid the cornerstone of the nation’s Capitol. Every year about 10 such ceremonies are performed across Kansas for buildings used for civic, educational or religious purposes. For more information about the ceremony, call 843-2333.


Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 2 months ago

"ancient,,, which has roots dating back to 1793,"

I guess I had a bit of a misconception. I thought that "ancient" meant thousands of years, instead of merely a bit over 200 years.

pizzapete 5 years, 2 months ago

I thought they might have finally found another use for that borded up eyesore on Mass., I guess not.

Ashley Woodward 5 years, 2 months ago

The Masonic Center is no longer in the shopping center on Ousdahl & 23rd Street if that is what you are referring to. The new Masonic Center is located where Blue Planet used to be. The ceremony itself is an ancient tradition...not the location or date the building is made! I agree, it is sad to see the old Masonic Center sitting empty. It is such a cool building.

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