Monday, May 25, 2009

Strength & Sovereignty Guard the Grand Lodge of Iowa

Since 1955 two identical white marble statues of lions guard the entrance to the Masonic Grand Lodge of Iowa in 42N country. A mid-afternoon sun created intriguing shadows that emphasize sculptured, angular cuts of masonic power and strength.


The Grand Lodge houses an extensive library and is located at 813 First Avenue S.E. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The building is open to visitors Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. You will find the facility is steeped in symbolism. Directly behind the white marble building to the south is 5 Turner Alley where famed artist Grand Wood painted some of his best known works. Know that.