Historic Masonic Pine Organ

The History of the Masonic Lodge Pipe Organ

The era of the Masonic Lodge pipe organ, embracing close to 700 instruments, began in the 1860s. In the religious, ritualistic format of the Masonic movement, the pipe organ made a statement. It was deemed essential to crown the ambiance of the journey through the several chapters of the order (Blue Lodge, Royal Arch, Scottish Rite, Shrine and other “Rites”). It complemented the majestic buildings, often architectural masterpieces, which contributed significantly to an attractive urban landscape.