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100 years ago: Local Masonic Lodge ready to move into new building

August 1, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for August 1, 1911:

  • “The occasional visitor to Lawrence will look in vain for the familiar Masonic emblems beaming from the upper story of the Lawrence National Bank building. Soon the lodge will be happily housed it its beautiful new temple at the corner of Massachusetts and Berkeley streets. The fourth floor [of the bank building] is to be entirely remodeled to accommodate the Lawrence Business College which has outgrown its quarters on the third floor.”
  • “A tub full of ice cold beer is what the officers found last Saturday night when they raided the place belonging to ‘Aunt Jane’ Williams on Arkansas street. The booze was as cold as ice could make it and had evidently been put to the test judging from the number of empties and labels that were found scattered about the room. There were still about eight bottles on the ice and the officers promptly confiscated them and took them out to the county jail with them.”
  • “Yesterday was one of the most delightful days that has been experienced this summer. The temperature was lower than many of the preceding days and many people were out to enjoy the cool air. A light breeze was blowing all day that kept up during the evening. The sky was clear at night and filled with stars.”


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