Created By: Goulbourn Township Historical Society
Masonry in the Richmond area actually started before Richmond existed with the soldiers of the 89th Foot Regiment who had a Craft Lodge warranted by the Grand Lodge of Ireland the Charter number being 863 and existing from 1798 to 1818.
In 1912 the Lodge purchased the present land which had earlier held a Methodist Church from 1877-1900 when it burned to the ground and the lot remained unused. The cornerstone for the present Lodge building was laid on June 29, 1918 and the Lodge Rooms occupied in 1919.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Richmond test - Copy