Lodge History

West Gate Lodge #128 was founded in 1903 on First Avenue in Seattle, WA. The Lodge rented under the Hall of Seattle Commandery of the Knights Templar at 2320 First Avenue North.

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First Masonic Hall of West Gate Lodge #128 in Seattle, WA.

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The West Gate Masonic Hall with an updated picture in 2003. Photo Credit VW Mark Williams.

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

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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 tenant.

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Tenancy from 1915-1976 at the 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.

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Tenancy from 1976-1997 at the Bellevue Masonic Temple with the brothers of Lakeside Lodge #258.

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

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Tenancy from 1997-2014 at the Kirkland Masonic Temple with the brothers of Kirkland Lodge #150.

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

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