Shanghai Masonic Hall

Yesterday I joined a group of about 20 brethren from Hong Kong masonic lodges on a visit to the old Masonic Hall on no. 1623 Beijing Road West in Shanghai. It was used as a masonic temple from 1931 on till freemasonry left China in the 1950’s.

The building is now home to the Shanghai Medical Association. Outside the corner stone is still in place and visible, and inside not much has changed. Even the 80 year old door knobs are still there.

To read more about the history of freemasonry in Shanghai I can recommend the web site of Bro. Brian L. Coak, Shanghai Masonic Hall Revisited.

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Marine Engineer and passionate sailor and cruiser, working in the marine business in China.
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