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La Plaza buildings
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Harris, L. Mildred
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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In 1858, Lodge 42 asked William Hayes Perry, a mason, and his partner James Brady to build a lodge room on the second floor of a building they were constructing at 426 N. Main Street for their carpentry and furniture-making business. Lodge 42 loaned Perry and Brady the money for the construction. The Masonic Hall was finished by November, after which the Masons paid a rent of $20 a month. The building was a two story unpainted brick structure with a symbolic "masonic eye" below the parapet. The Masons used this building for their meetings until 1868, when they moved to larger quarters further south.
Looking north from Main Street at the Santa Ana Freeway/US 101 on April 24, 1970. Seen are El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument buildings, including Masonic Lodge #42, left.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
L. Mildred Harris Slide Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Los Angeles Lodge No. 42
Masonic buildings--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Parking lots--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Express highways--California, Southern
Lampposts--California--Los Angeles
Main Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Interstate 5
United States Highway 101
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
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