803 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
In 1752 at the age of 20, George Washington joined the Masonic Lodge in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
The images below show an early 1900s view of the old Masonic Lodge Building and a 2011 view of the building. The postcard image was postmarked in 1908 in Fredericksburg – view the back.
The Masonic Lodge building was completed in 1816. Before the building was constructed, the Freemasons would hold their meetings at the Rising Sun Tavern and at the other local taverns. The Freemasons funded the building as school for the town’s children and used the second floor for meetings.
This is an old Masonic Lodge step showing the wear from many years of use.