Active Lodge

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3250 19th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA

Instituted September 9, 1849
Re-Instituted June 28, 1988

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesday 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 3250 19th Ave (Risk Hall), San Francisco, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 5566, So San Francisco, CA 94083

History of the Lodge

In Philadelphia, before 1849, the Sovereign Grand Lodge issued the charter “California Lodge #1” and sent it to California with 6 charter members.

Due to the fever of GOLD, some of the charter members left for the hills, leaving James Smiley behind to organize a lodge in San Francisco.

After the earthquake in 1906 one member defied soldiers orders, entered the Lodge and saved the charter just before the building was dynamited as a break to stop the fire that was taking over the city.

In 1966 California Lodge #1 consolidated with Concordia Lodge #122, however in 1988 Concordia Lodge petitioned the Grand Lodge of California to restore the original charter and allow Concordia Lodge to become California Lodge #1 again.

Today California Lodge #1 is very active in their community. They made the decision to run the Lodge like a corporation with a Board of Directors, operation budgets and committee chairpeople. This growing lodge now has over 300 members.

History of the Location

First met in the Levi Stowell bldg. at Montgomery between Jackson & Washington. Later they moved to a larger hall owned by J.D. Stevenson on the east side of Kearny between Pine & California where they met until the fire of 1850. They then moved to the Gianella bldg. on the east side of Montgomery between Jackson & Washington. In 1859 the members moved yet again to larger quarters on the N.E. corner of Bush & Kearny. Finally in 1865 they had their first temple owned by the members on the west side of Montgomery St. between Pine st. & California St.

In 1884, the grand hall of the Odd Fellows was built with many meeting rooms. Grand Lodge of California, several Odd Fellows Lodges and several Grand Lodge sessions were held here until the Great Quake of 1906. This building took the entire block of the west side of Market St. between 7th & 8th.

After the quake California 1 met in many location until 1910 when the new hall at 7th & Market was rebuilt. California 1 met for years on the 6th floor, “Encampment hall” of the new building.

In 1994, after a declining membership took it’s toll on this lodge, a survey was sent to the members asking, what would get you back to Lodge, the biggest concern was the saftey of the membership coming into an undesirable downtown area, so in 1994 this Lodge and Bay City Lodge #71 moved to it’s new location.

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950 Main St (Joslyn Center), Cambria, CA

Instituted September 28, 1870

Meets 1st Tuesday & 3rd Wednesday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 950 Main St (Joslyn Center), Cambria, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 42, Cambria, CA 93248

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112 1/2 W. B St. Ontario, CA

Instituted July 14, 1888

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: IOOF Hall, 112 1/2 W. B St. Ontario, CA
Mailing Address: 112 1/2 W. B St. Ontario, CA 91762

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1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA, United States

Instituted September 24, 1852

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursday 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
Mailing Address: 1831 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825

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40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA, United States

Instituted June 27, 1863

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
Mailing Address: 40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538

History of the Lodge

In 1862, many members of Crusade Lodge #93 were traveling from Washington Corners to Alvarado for meetings. 6 members started meeting at the Washington Hotel to discuss starting a Lodge in Washington Corners. The hall was donated by A.O. Rix (He later joined the lodge and was instrumental in starting the library and the Rebekah Lodge in the area) in 1897 Washington Corners became Irving, but this only lasted a year before the name was again changed to Irvington, in 1965 the city of Fremont was started and the street named changed from Broadway to Fremont Blvd. In 1989, the members (Forced by government standards) updated our building codes to meet the new earthquake standards and added an elevator. We are a strong active lodge in our community, but membership is small. Please contact the webmaster for information on this lodge or any active lodge in California.

History of the Location

First met in the Washington Hotel, Now Gone. In the late part of 1863, A.O. Rix (Became a member later) donated a building he owned to the members, which they later bought along with a large peice of property. This building burned in the big fire of 1895. However, as luck would have it, in 1890 they built their new meeting hall right next door in 1890, so they were not in the old building at the time of the fire. Mission peak is still meeting in their “New” hall since 1890, with only a breif period after the 1906 earthquake to repair mild brick damage after the big quake.

This lodge also owned a cemetery about 1/4 mile north on Bay street which was sold in the 1960’s. As a member of this Lodge, I am proud of our history and of our building and will continue to preserve as much as I can our old Lodge halls and their history.

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710 Harbor St, Morro Bay, CA, United States

Instituted May 18, 1945

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 710 Harbor St. Morro Bay, CA
Mailing Address: 710 Harbor St. Morro Bay, CA 93442

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21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA, United States

Instituted February 4, 1905

Meets 3rd Tuesday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 3, Geyserville, CA 95441

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110 N Yosemite Ave, Oakdale, CA, United States

Instituted February 27, 1875

Meets 1st Thursday 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 110 N. Yosemite Ave. Oakdale, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 6, Oakdale, CA 95361

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2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA

Instituted April 29, 1904

Meets 3rd Monday 7:30
Meeting Location: Swedish Hall, 2174 Market St. San Francisco, CA
Mailing Address: 2174 Market St, Box B, San Francisco, CA 94114

20708 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

Meets 1st Tuesday 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 20708 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Mailing Address: 20708 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Instituted February 28, 1856

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Mailing Address: 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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1275 S Main St, Angels Camp, CA, United States

Instituted December 21, 1854

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 1275 S. Main St. Angels Camp, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 833, Angels Camp, CA 95222

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339 Colusa St, Orland, CA, United States

Instituted May 3, 1873

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 339 Colusa St, Orland, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 872, Orland, CA 95963

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10 West Dodge Street, Sonora, CA, United States

Instituted June 7, 1853

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 6:30pm
Meeting Location: 10 W Dodge St, Sonora, CA 95370
Mailing Address: 10 W Dodge St, Sonora, CA 95370

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152 Forest St, Boulder Creek, CA, United States

Instituted February 10, 1900

Meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 152 Forest St. Boulder Creek, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 204, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

122 N. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA

Instituted July 12, 1906

Meets 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:30pm
Meeting Location: IOOF Hall, 122 N. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
Mailing Address: 122 N. El Molino Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

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721 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA, United States

Instituted July 12, 1869

Meets 2nd Tuesday 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 721 S. Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Mailing Address: 721 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

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6th & Hwy 49. Mariposa, CA

Instituted May 21, 1855

Meets 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 6th & Hwy 49, Mariposa, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 567, Mariposa, CA 95338

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10068 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA, United States

Instituted July 21, 1869

Meets 4th Monday 6:30pm
Meeting Location: 10068 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 1042, Truckee, CA 96160

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18382 Bay St, Tuolumne, CA, United States

Instituted July 10, 1945

Meets 2nd Monday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 18382 Bay St, Tuolumne, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 997, Tuolumne, CA 95379

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