Fraternal Lodges 11-1-2014 | Architectural Heritage Center

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fraternal lodges played an important societal role across America as community builders and as a virtual financial “safety net”. While since that time, private and public organizations have largely taken over these roles, many of the lodge buildings and temples, including those in Portland, are still standing, all too often hidden in plain sight and suffering from a mostly forgotten past.

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