Snoqualmie Valley Record


North Bend's Unity Masons to celebrate lodge centennial with public rededication

August 14, 2013 · 5:37 PM

The North Bend Masonic Center in 1940. The building gets a centennial rededication this weekend. / Courtesy photo

Unity Masonic Lodge No. 198 of North Bend has a long history of serving the Snoqualmie Valley. In fact, 100 years of history.

The fraternity first met as a Lodge in North Bend in 1912, and was granted an official constitution from Grand Lodge in 1913.

The North Bend Masons will hold their Centennial Celebration and rededication of the Lodge, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, followed by lunch at noon. All are welcome. The ceremony will take place at the North Bend Masonic Center, 119 1/2. North Bend Way, and be conducted by the Executive Officers of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington.

Unity Lodge was not only where the men of the town met, it supported all the Masonic groups in the area: Eastern Star, Demolay and Rainbow Girls. It was the dance hall for the town. Today, still the meeting place for Unity Lodge, the building is home to Valley Center Stage Theater and SingleTrack Cycles, as well a meeting place for various non-profit groups and available for rent for special events. Learn more about the Unity Masons at http://unity198.org.


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