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Partick St Mary's Lodge No 117
Antient Free and Accepted Masons of Scotland.
Within the Province of Glasgow

Partick St Mary's Lodge No 117

Tour of the Building

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The View of the Building from outside Staircase leading from the main entrance The first landing
The view from the tyler's door into the Temple The View of East from the north west corner of the Temple Right Worshipful Master's Chair
A close up view of the east of the Lodge Looking south at the Worshipful Junior Wardens Chair View of the Worshipful Senior Warden sit and the balcony
The North wall of the Temple
The First Past Masters Board 1769 to 1862 The Second Past Masters Board 1862 to 1968 The Second Past Masters Board 1968 to 2009 (at time of taking this picture)
What the balcony looks like Small staired corridor Temple Kitchen
Officerbearers room Stairs leading to the top landing Top Landing
Committee Room Harmony Room, looking at the east wall Harmony Room, looking at the south west
Harmony Room, looking north west
  1. Partick Masonic Hall

    On the 28th May 1908, the Lodge moved to its present premises at 92 Dumbarton Road, the Consecration service being held on the 16th September, 1908. Before the Lodge took over ownership the hall it was a dance hall called 'Gresham Hall' and was built around the year 1850.

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  2. The View of the Building from outside

    Outside of the hall

    The view from cross the street, as you can see the Lodge owns a four storey building. The ground level is for the shop premises, the first and second level is the main hall or Masonic Temple and finally the third level is the top hall or Harmony Room.

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    Stairwell

    As you can see the building as a steep stairwell with a traditional Glasgow close tenement tiled walls (Wally Close). At the top of the set of stairs you will see a large window.

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    First Landing

    The First landing, with the main door into the temple and to the right the stair case to the next landing.

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    Temple

    The view from the Tyler's door. You will notice that straight away your eye is draw to the east with the two columns and the working tool illustrations on the wall. You will also notice that there are two Past Masters boards on each side.

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    Temple

    You will now notice a third Past Master board which is on the right in the picture. The large chair in the centre of the picture is where the Right Worshipful Master of the Lodge sits.

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    The Right Worshipful Master's chair

    The Right Worshipful Master's chair or otherwise known as King Solomon's Chair, which sits in the East and where the Master controls his Lodge. This chair has been in possession of Partick St Mary's Lodge since the early 20th century, its original origins are unknown. It is beautify carved and has seen a lot of life.

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    Temple

    Now let us have a better look at the illustrations on the east wall. We shall start from the top left and work our way down and accross.

    At the top-left you will see seven stars; they illustrate the seven brethren who run the Lodge, the Right Worshipful Master, Two Wardens, Two Fellow crafts and Two Entered Apprentices. Under this you will see the square and compass with the letter G in the middle, "God".

    Top-middle is the all-seeing eye, under this you will see the letter G again surrounded by a triangle and a circle. At the bottom you will see the Right Worshipful Master's Jewel - which consists of a compass, square, segment, a curiously shaped level, sun and crescent moon.

    Top-right you will see the seven stars again, and under that you will see a square.

    The two pillars represent the two pillars at the porch of King Solomon's Temple.

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    Temple

    We are now looking at the Worshipful Junior Warden's chair and the south wall. Starting from the left you will see again the third Past Masters board in the middle you will see a plaque dedicated to the soldiers and brethren who died in the Great War, and to the right is a second plaque, naming all the soldiers and brethren who died in the Second World War.

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    Temple

    View of the Worshipful Senior Warden chair, to the right of the Senior Warden is the main display cabinet and above is the balcony.

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    Temple

    On the North Wall of the Temple are three Past boards of other orders that use this building. From left to right they are the Partick Cryptic Council No 113, Partick Royal Arch Chapter No 113 and Partick Royal Ark Mariner and Red Cross Council No 113.

    Partick Temple has the honour of being the only Temple to still have a Royal Arch Chapter, Cryptic Council and a Royal Ark Mariner and Red Cross Council within the Temple.

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    Past Master Board

    Partick St Mary's Lodge has currently got three Past Master boards, 1769 to 2009, at time of taking these pictures. This board is positioned northeast of the Master"s chair. This first board is from 1769 to 1862.

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    Past Master Board

    This second board is from 1862 to 1868. Within this board there is only one living Past Master John McCoo, 1962 - 1963. This board is positioned southeast of the Master"s chair. Partick was a burgh from 1852 until 1912 and you will find many on this board held the office of Lord Provost of Partick as well.

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    Past Master Board

    This third board is from 1868 to 2009. This board is positioned southeast of the of the Junior Warden"s chair.

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    Balcony

    The balcony is able to seat at most 33 brethren on a busy meeting. There are two ways that you can exit or enter the balcony via the stair case to the lower level of the temple or via a door on to the second landing

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    Small Staired Corridor

    Behind the temple is a small staired corridor which leads to the temple kitchen and officebearers room.

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    Temple Kitchen

    The temple kitchen, unfortunity now unused due to the modern kitchen on the top flight.

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    Office bearers Room

    And to the left of the temple kitchen is the office bearers room. Where the office bearers change before and after the meeting.

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    Top Stairwell

    Now that you have seen the Temple lets move up the stairs, we will skip the stairwell, which you have already seen. The first thing you will notice just before you get to the top of the stairs is the portrait of the most famous modern Scot and Brother of the Craft, Robert Burns (25th January 1759 to 21st July 1796) and made a mason on 4th July 1781.

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    Top Landing

    The top landing, if you have made it this far you are doing well, because you have just climbed 114 steps!!!!! Once you have got your breath back, the kitchen is to your left, to your right is the store room and committee room and right in front of you is the Top Hall or Harmony Room.

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    Committee Room

    This room is now the Committee Room, but was once the living room of the caretaker of the hall (pre 1990's). All Committee, enquirers and office bearers meetings take place within this room.

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    Harmony Room

    Harmony room where all dinners are taken, many a song, joke and speech has been made here over the last hundred years. On the east wall is the crest of Partick St Mary's Lodge, above the Right Worshipful Master's Chair is a portrait of the Reigning Monarch, Queen Elizabeth I & II (I reference to Queen of Scots) (II reference to Queen of England) and on the right is an old portrait of the Lodge room of Partick St Mary's Lodge in 18th Centenary.

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    Harmony Room

    View of the Harmony Room from the south east corner. On the wall is a picture of King Solomon's Temple. At this end of the hall are kept all the cutlery, dinner wear, etc.

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    Harmony Room

    Another view of the Harmony Room looking north west.

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  25. The End

    Thank you for taking the tour, if you wish to see the building in person and sure if you contact the secretary, he will happy arrange.

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Lodge Syllabus
  • 3rd January
    (special meeting)

    Exem degree
    Instruction Class by PM Bro Alan Cuthill
    meeting opens at 19:30
  • 3rd January
    Exem degree
    Instruction Class by PM Bro Alan Cuthill
  • 17th January
    2nd degree
    By Lodge Kelvin Partick No 1207
  • 7th February

    TBC
  • 21st February

    TBC
  • 7th March

    Provincial Grand Lodge of Glasgow Annual Visit
  • 21st March

    TBC
  • 4th April

    TBC
  • 18th April

    TBC
  • 2nd May

    TBC
  • 16th May

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