Somerset Masonic Temple

THE HISTORY OF SOMERSET MASONIC TEMPLE, LODGE #358

 
Somerset Lodge #358 in the jurisdiction of the Grand lodge of Pennsylvania was granted a charter on September 20th, 1865.   Major Andrew Colborn served as the first Worshipful Master of Somerset Lodge. Lodge 358 was originally known as a “moon” lodge due to its stated meeting being scheduled “Tuesday before or on a full moon”. 

The lodge originally met on the third floor of William Coffroth’s Home. Later, a three-story building was erected on N. Center Avenue where the lodge met until 1872 when the building was destroyed by fire. From 1873 until 1972, the Lodge met on the third floor of the Baer Building. For a short time, The Lodge met in the Odd Fellows Hall in Somerset until the current lodge building, Somerset Masonic Temple, was completed in 1974 where it stands and serves today.