With all the stories about Masons being unable to preserve or support the huge buildings erected years ago (apparently, we rule the world but we don’t have money to fix a leaky roof), comes word that someone wants to preserve a Masonic building of sorts. But it’s not the Masons. Read this story from New Zealand here.
It’s hard to tell from this particular story whether Freemasons meet, let alone enjoy an hour or two of refreshment, at this particular establishment.
I’ve always liked the idea of a Masonic pub where brothers of our fraternity can get together in a comfortable, central spot for a time of friendship outside Lodge. It’s kind of an extension of the festive board, with a beer and a chat. And maybe a toast or two after enough beer and chatting. Our Lodge had a Board meeting last night and afterward, the members ended up scattering to various parts of the city for a drink when it would have been nicer for everyone to be at the same spot.