Stone Square Lodge No. 8

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Stone Square Lodge No. 8

Marker LocationStone Square Lodge Number 8

Port Allen, LA 70767

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On August 21, 1879 the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Louisiana issued a charter to Worshipful Master Sterling Barrow, Senior Warden Alexander Gilbert and Junior Warden Alex Bains to organize Stone Square Lodge No. 8. It is one of the oldest Prince Hall Lodges in Louisiana and the first established outside of New Orleans. For 130 years it has played an active role in the West Baton Rouge Parish Community promoting civil rights and supporting youth scholarships, charities, and programs.