As you travel through Woodbury, you can’t help but notice the iconic King Solomon’s Masonic Lodge perched high upon the rock at the corner of Park Road and Main Street. Soon, King Solomon’s Lodge, built in 1834, will be undergoing a major renovation. On Monday, October 7, 2013, The Woodbury Historic District Commission unanimously approved the exterior renovation plan prepared by Hugh Sullivan of Bennett-Sullivan Associates of Southbury, and presented by John Novak, a member of the Lodge.
The classic Greek Revival styled Temple building was built in 1834 with a reception hall added in 1975. King Solomon’s Lodge is one of the keystones of the Woodbury Historic District. “The main goal of the design committee was to maintain the building’s historic Greek Revival character,” stated John Novak. “BennettSullivan Associates did a fantastic job, and we are very excited to see the project get underway.” The Commission approved the exterior renovation proposal which includes new roofs, siding, windows, and trim. The building will be repainted in its original classic white. Renovations are expected to commence in spring of 2014 and take approximately 3-5 months to complete.
“This is the first step on the road to celebrating our 250th anniversary,” said Albin Weber, Worshipful Master of King Solomon’s Lodge. “Our renovation is a commitment to the legacy of our lodge, to Freemasonry, and to all of our Brothers, past, present, and those yet to come.” King Solomon’s Lodge is one of the oldest Masonic lodges not only in Connecticut, but in the country. Those interested in learning more about King Solomon’s Lodge or Freemasonry, can visit www.kingsolomonslodge7.org or by liking them on Facebook.