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September 24, 2021

A New Token for the Archives

Lodge reconstruction fundraiser token from Triumph Lodge No. 422,
which was destroyed by Hurricane Camille in August 1969.

From the collection of the Louisiana Masonic Library & Museum.
Donated September 2021 by family of unknown brother.

Brethren assembled at the constitution of Triumph Lodge No. 422 , in Plaquemines Parish, on March 10, 1942.

Reconstruction of Triumph Lodge No. 422 in 1971.
Triumph No. 422 merged with G.H. Barrois, Jr No. 469 in Belle Chase in 2011.

A Glimpse Into The Past:
"The Old Grand Lodge Building" on St. Chas. in New Orleans

Below are photos from the construction of the Louisiana Grand Lodge building on St. Charles Ave. in New Orleans.
These photos were taken between 1924-1926, and photographer by Charles L. Franck.

They originally belonged to Brother Carlos H. Richous, of Cervantes No. 5, in New Orleans. Brother Richous passed away in 1957, and the original photos were inherited by his daughter Consuelo Richoux. His son-in-law, Bro. Jacob V. Taffaro Sr (1922-2018), of Metairie Lodge No. 444, donated copies to the Louisiana Masonic Library & Museum circa 2012.

The Grand Lodge moved its headquarters to Alexandria in the 1990s. Today this building houses The Hilton Hotel.

Tidings From Louisiana Lodges:

Greenwood No. 409 Supports Local Charity in Caddo Parish

Greenwood Lodge No. 409 selected “Camp I’m Still Me”, a burn camp for adolescent burn victims, for their local charity project for 2020/21. Pictured above is WM Paul Celli, PM (left), giving a donation check in the amount of $750 to Fire Chief Earnest Mitchell (right), of Caddo Parish Fire District No. 3.

Greenwood Lodge is challenging all 1st Masonic District Lodges to select a local charity, and top their donation amount.
If you do not have a local charity, Greenwood invites you to join them in support of “Camp I’m Still Me”.



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