Mountain View Lodge #244

823 Villa St, Mountain View, CA, United States
823 Villa Street Mountain View California 94041 US

Instituted June 2, 1876

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:00pm
Meeting Location: 823 Villa St. Mountain View, CA
Mailing Address: 823 Villa St, Mountain View, CA 94041

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20589 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA, United States 4.59 mi

Instituted April 15, 1899

Meets 2nd & 4th Mondays 8:00pm
Meeting Location: 20589 Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 6, Cupertino, CA 95015

1035 Emory St, San Jose, CA, United States 9.51 mi

Instituted January 10, 1856

Meets Each Wednesday 8:00pm
Meeting Location: 1035 Emory St, San Jose, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 486, Santa Clara, CA 95052

14414 A. Oak St. Saratoga, CA 9.77 mi

Instituted April 20, 1912

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays 7:00
Meeting Location: IOOF Hall, 14414 A. Oak St. Saratoga, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 54, Saratoga, CA 95071

14500 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA, United States 10.22 mi

Instituted February 3, 1957

Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 14500 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Mailing Address: 14500 Fruitvale Ave #2265, Saratoga, CA 95070

839 Main St, Redwood City, CA, United States 10.27 mi

Instituted October 4, 1862

Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 839 Main St, Redwood City, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 925, Redwood City, CA 94064

122 Race St, San Jose, CA, USA 10.27 mi
122 Race St, San Jose, CA, United States 10.27 mi

Instituted January 26, 1978

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursday 7:30 at the IOOF Hall
122 Race St. San Jose, CA

122 Race St, San Jose, CA, USA 10.27 mi

Mailing Address: 122 Race St, San Jose, CA 95126

40955 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA, United States 11.64 mi

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.

166 North Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, CA, United States 18.31 mi

Instituted October 6, 1877

Meets 2nd & 4th Monday 8:00 at the IOOF Hall
166 N. Ellsworth San Mateo, CA

152 Forest St, Boulder Creek, CA, United States 18.79 mi

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

B Street, Hayward, CA, United States 19.39 mi

Instituted November 30, 1866
Recalled November 28th, 2006
New Institution April 2010

Meets 2nd Monday & 4th Saturday 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 950 B St, Hayward, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 125, Hayward, CA 94543

526 Main St, Half Moon Bay, CA, United States 19.8 mi

Instituted April 18, 1868

Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30pm
Meeting Location: 526 Main St. Half Moon Bay, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 712, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

1349 Hays St, San Leandro, CA, United States 23.2 mi

Instituted June 8, 1875

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday 7:00 at the IOOF Hall
1349 Hays St. San Leandro, CA

2160 First St, Livermore, CA, United States 26.15 mi

Instituted May 23, 1873

Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:00pm
Meeting Location: 2160 First St. Livermore, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 988, Livermore, CA 94551

2329 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, CA, United States 27.19 mi

Instituted July 10, 1945

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: 2329 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA
Mailing Address: PO Box 2183, Alameda, CA 95401

In 1945 Porter Lodge #272 and Oakland Lodge #118 consolidated and was issued by the Grand Lodge of California the number 3. Oakland Lodge met in the Odd Fellows Hall located at the corner of 11th St. and Franklin Street.

This lodge lost most of their records to the fire in May of 1946. It is not certain but they may have lost the records of the Oakland Lodge #118 & Porter Lodge #272.

40 Brookwood Dr, Santa Cruz, CA, United States 28.35 mi

Instituted April 26, 1860

Meets 2nd Thursday 6:00pm
Meeting Location: 40 Brookwood Dr, Santa Cruz, CA
Mailing Address: 1927 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

625 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA, USA 30.91 mi

Instituted September 4, 1857

Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays 6:00pm
Meeting Address: 625 Brotherhood Wy, San Francisco, CA
Mailing Address: 3425 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94132

2668 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110 31.08 mi

Instituted May 7, 1877

Meets 1st Wednesday 7:00pm
Meeting Location: Mission Masonic Center, 2668 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Mailing Address: Morse Lodge #257, P.O Box 210574, San Francisco CA 94121

3250 19th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA 31.7 mi

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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