History of the Aurora Masonic Hall

The Aurora Masonic Hall is located at 57 Mosley Street in that community and is the home of The Rising Sun Lodge #129, Delta Lodge #634, and Robertson Lodge #292. It was originally constructed in 1877 as a Methodist Episcopal Church and was purchased in 1885 by The Rising Sun Lodge, which has continued to own and occupy the premises since that time. The walls of the Lodge Sanctuary are graced by four magnificent paintings installed in the early 1900's to illustrate the Four Proper Objects of a Mason's daily life - Prayer, Labour, Refreshment, and Sleep.

The first is a mural "Prayer", approximately seven feet square on the "East" wall behind the Master's chair. It was painted in 1906 by the late Brother B.G.Stevenson. The others are framed canvases approximately four feet wide and ten feet tall. They were painted by the late Brother James Thomas Dowling of Uxbridge Ontario.

"Labour" is mounted on the "West" wall above the Senior Warden's chair, "Refreshment" adorns the "South" wall above the Junior Warden's chair, and "Sleep" is placed on the "North" wall of the Lodge. Truly inspiring art, these little-known paintings could be considered not only as great Masonic works of art, but perhaps, great national treasures.

In central Aurora, the Masonic Hall can be located by proceeding one block south on Yonge Street from the intersection of Wellington Street, then turning east on Mosley Street. Regular meetings of The Rising Sun Lodge are held on the first Thursday of every month at 7.30 p.m. Delta Lodge meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30 p.m. and Robertson Lodge is a daylight lodge, meeting on the third Saturday of each month at 10.00 AM. This year (2010) Robertson Lodge will be holding emergent meetings on the third Saturdays of July & August. Visiting Masons are invited to attend.


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