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Jefferson Masonic Temple


5418 W. Gale St.
Enter via west door at ground level


Jefferson Park


Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available




The Jefferson Masonic Temple, completed in 1913, is one of a few remaining active Masonic Temples in the city limits of Chicago. Freemasons played an important role in the history of Jefferson Park, and can trace their history in the area back to 1868. The Providence Lodge, which built the structure, eventually merged with the King Oscar Lodge, and the space is now shared by several different Lodges and owned by the nonprofit Jefferson Masonic Temple Association. The building was rededicated in 2012 after significant renovations that enhanced energy efficiency.

Visitor Experience

See inside one of the very few remaining active Masonic Temples within the city limits of Chicago, rarely open to the public.