New in the collection: Raleigh Masonic Temple pinback

Pinback featuring image of the Masonic Temple and the words 122nd annual commuunication Grand Lodge of N.C.A.F and A.M., Raleigh, January 09.

“The Masonic Temple Building was the first reinforced concrete skyscraper erected in the state of North Carolina. Built from 1907 to 1909, it represents Raleigh’s growth in the early years of the 20th century, as well as the rise of the Masons as an important fraternal organization….”

— From “Raleigh: A Capital City” (National Park Service)

Without going into detail a report on the 1909 communication noted that “Not withstanding some irritating and annoying delays, the Masonic Temple has at last been completed.”

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