THE members of the Masonic Fraternity, in Oregon Territory, are respectfully requested to meet at the City Hotel, in Oregon City, on the 21st inst to adopt some measures to obtain a charter for a lodge.
P. G. STEWART,
WM. P. DOUGHERTY.
Feb 5, 1846
Published Sunday, February 19, 1846 The Oregon Spectator
Now, in February 2012, Multnomah Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M., the first chartered Masonic Lodge west of the Mississippi River, has announced plans to sell their current building. The lodge building, constructed in 1907, is the third building constructed to house the lodge. The first building, located on the southwest corner of 6th and Main, burnt in the 1880’s and was replaced at the same site. Prior to constructing their first building, the lodge met on the second floor of various buildings on Main Street between 2nd and 6th. The first meeting held by the lodge was in a building which was long ago removed to make room for the expansion of the paper mill.
As for today… new opportunities abound at the mill site and the stately four story 1907 Masonic building waits for the right person or persons to see the beauty and potential of this striking landmark on Main Street.