Bowmanville’s Masonic Lodge
Jerusalem Lodge No. 31 was founded in 1849 and counts approximately 150 members from Bowmanville and the surrounding area – and beyond.
We are proud to own our own lodge building, consisting of our lodge room, antechambers, a small banquet hall, and commercial space.
Since 1905, the lodge has met in the Bleakley Block, the most elaborate of downtown Bowmanville’s King Street commercial blocks. A large ornate wooden door marks the entrance to the hall, which boasts its original furniture, much of it made in Bowmanville at the Upper Canada Furniture Company.
The lodge building contains quite a few Masonic antiquities, including a triplet of glass-stained windows and working tools. Other memorable items can be found around the lodge and in a display case, such as our original charter (dating from 1858), and paintings or photographs of all past masters.