Lodge History

West Gate Lodge #128 was founded in 1903 no First Avenue in Seattle, WA. The Lodge rented under the Hall of Seattle Commandery of the Knights Templar at 2320 First Avenue North.

First Masonic Hall in Seattle, WA (Credit: Seattle Museum of History and Industry)

Elkan Morgenstern was the first WM for West Gate Lodge #128. Prior to becoming the first WM, he was a Past Master for Ionic Lodge #90 in Queen Anne. He and 23 other Brothers submitted a petition to Grand Lodge recommended by Arcana Lodge #87.

  • Initiation Fee: $50.00
  • Annual Dues: $6.00

Served as Worshipful Master from 1903 to 1906

In 1915 the Seattle Masonic Temple was built in which West Gate Lodge #128 left First Avenue and became the first tennant.

Seattle Masonic Temple

In 1976, due to membership, parking and the ever-growing environment of the Greater Seattle Area, West Gate Lodge decided to move to the city of Bellevue Masonic Temple.

In 1997, West Gate Lodge then moved to the Kirkland Masonic Temple with their brothers at Kirkland Lodge #150.


Finally in 2014, West Gate Lodge moved back to the Bellevue Masonic Temple along with their brothers at Lakeside Lodge #258.

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