Sunday , 18 February 2018
Doors Open 2014: Rising Sun Masonic Lodge

Doors Open 2014: Rising Sun Masonic Lodge

caIt has been said that Aurora’s Masonic Lodge “has been here forever.”

While that is, of course, not exactly true, Aurora’s Masonic Lodge, more properly known as “The Rising Sun Lodge AF & AM No. 129 GRC” is the oldest, uninterrupted organization in Aurora’s lengthy history having been chartered in 1860 – three years prior to the incorporation of Aurora as a municipality.

The first Master of the Lodge was a Scottish immigrant by the name of Robert Lyon, who was a farmer who farmed at the southeast corner of what is now Leslie Street and the Aurora Road.

This structure was originally built in 1877 as a Methodist Episcopal Church. With the exception of a small addition at the south side of the building,

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