History

Longview Lodge #41 was established in 1925.

The lodge sold its original building to Lower Columbia College in 2002 and relocated into its current location on 7th Ave in Longview. The lodge is proud to assume stewardship of this notable structure which was built in 1950 and until now has served as a church, beginning with the black congregation in the days when segregation was still practiced locally. With the assistance of various lodge members the design and decorating of the building has progressed to it's current elegant state in the community. In April of 2013 the new Temple was dedicated by the Grand Master of Masons in Washington.

We are looking forward to celebrating 100 years of fraternal influence and community service in a few short years. As John Koehler, a Past Master of Longview Lodge noted, the organization has a strict injunction against asking anyone to join. As social service and activism has waned in recent decades, so has Freemasonry seen its membership dwindle. For example, in 1987 Pentalpha Lodge #276 was merged into Longview Lodge.

Our greatest secret is that we can only accept men of strong morals who ask to join of their own volition. We would welcome you to be a part of this historic lodge if you are such a man.