Progress Lodge No. 609 F. & A.M.
beautiful plate was made by Tho's. Maddock's Sons Co. of Trenton, New Jersey to
commemorate the 9th Anniversary (1895-1904) of Progress Lodge No. 609 F. &
A.M. It pictures their altar and an early scene of Philadelphia on the
light blue transfer in the center. This was one of the first Lodges to
meet in the new Masonic Temple when it opened on 1 North Broad Street in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. On their 16th Anniversary in 1911 Progress Lodge also
made a beautiful Fluted Pitcher which can be seen (here).
special "Thanks" to Worshipful Brother Marc Williams of Aurora Lodge
No. 15 in Anchorage, Alaska. Brother Marc is a Masonic collector and
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