Historical Photo Album
Shrine Temple in Philadelphia
The New LuLu
Temple Dedicated in 1904
the New Temple in 1904
The First LuLu
Noble Daniel E.
Hughes, Illustrious Past Potentate Philadelphia
Noble Joseph S.
Wright, Illustrious Past Potentate Philadelphia
Noble Philip C.
Shaffer, Illustrious Past Imperial Potentate Philadelphia
Noble Francis H.
Hemperley, Illustrious Past Potentate Philadelphia
photo album is absolutely amazing! It was three years in the making and
pictures every Noble who was a member of LuLu Shrine Temple in
Philadelphia. It describes their formation in 1894 and lists their
annual reports and election of officers thru 1904. It describes their
many visits to other Temples and to the Imperial Council Sessions hosted in
far away cities. They also sponsored their own baseball team and played
against other teams organized by Kismet Temple of Brooklyn; Boumi Temple of
Baltimore, and Almas Temple of Washington. The LuLu Nine, as they were
called, were recorded as winning a large percentage of the games played and
they were proud of it too! LuLu Temple was also considered one of the
finest works of architecture in Philadelphia at the time and had a huge
auditorium, dining rooms, smoking parlors, ladies' parlor, bowling alleys,
library and more. LuLu Temple also had a full Band under the direction
of Dr. A.H. Thomas and a Temple Patrol unit the charge of Captain Louis D.
Belair. They also had a Temple Quartette very similar to what we think
of today as a Barbershop Quartette. But the real prize of LuLu Temple
was LuLu herself, pictured above in all her finery!