The Humble Masonic Lodge was chartered in December 1908 under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Texas. The first Worshipful Master was Judge F.K. Wise who was instrumental in getting a Masonic Lodge started in the City of Humble.
The Lodge met at its present location in a room that was provided for the Masons by the President of Humble State Bank, Mr. Ross S. Sterling, who in 1911 help organize the Humble Oil Company and later became Governor of The State of Texas. While in the process of building a new bank building and while still under construction, Mr. Sterling at the request of Judge Wise, had a second story added to the building to serve as a meeting room for the Masons. That room above the bank served as the Lodge Room for the Masons until a fire destroyed the building in 1912.
The Bank soon relocated a couple of doors down the street and shortly afterward Mr. Sterling sold the property where the bank once stood to the Masons for $800. He then loaned the lodge members $3,500 to help construct a new building at that location. The lodge members raised an additional $2,000 and built the present lodge building for the total sum of $5,500 that same year.
Over the years the bottom floor of the lodge building has hosted several businesses in downtown Humble, including a Rexall Drug Store and an Archery Range. The bottom floor was later converted to a dining room and kitchen that also serves as a fellowship hall and education center.
In 1998 Past Master D. R. Chapman, upon his death, left a generous monitory gift to the Lodge with the instructions that the money was to be used to re-model and up date the lodge building. Utilizing those funds, both the interior and exterior of this historic 105-year old edifice was re-modeled to its present condition and stands today as a proud legacy of the hard work and dedication of our many Masonic Brothers past and present.
May God continue to bless our endeavors, and may the second century legacy of Humble Lodge be as great as the first. Amen!
So Mote It Be!
Judge F. K. Wise
Our Stated Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of each month. We have a meal starting at 6:30 and our meeting begins at 7:30.
Our Stated Meetings are open to Master Mason's only.
There is generally someone at the Lodge each Monday and Tuesday from about 5:PM till 7:PM
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