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Masonic Hall - Union Lodge
Kimberley, Northern Cape

Date:n.d.
Type:Masonic Hall
Status:Extant

Free Masonry was established in the diamond fields during the early 1870s. The Union Lodge was founded by a warrant granted by the Grand Lodge of Scotland; the founding ceremony took place on 7 April 1886 in the Good Templars' Hall. The cornerstone of this building was laid on 18 December 1886 and the inauguration was on 28 January 1887.

[Richardson Deidré, 2001:60.]


Writings about this entry

Bawcombe, Philip & Scannell, Ted. 1976. Philip Bawcombe's Kimberley. Johannesburg: Village Publishing. pg 85
Richardson, Deidré. 2001. Historic Sites of South Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers. pg 60