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FELLOWCRAFT STAIRS

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ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 2019 WORK WAS COMMENCED ON A PERMANENT BUILT IN FELLOWCRAFT STAIRWAY IN THE LODGE ROOM OF PALESTINE LODGE.  OUT OF 900 TEXAS MASONIC LODGES, ONLY CORSICANA LODGE NO. 174  IN CORSICANA AND MORTON LODGE NO. 72 IN RICHMOND, CURRENTLY HAD A PERMANENT STAIRWAY SO UPON COMPLETION OF THIS HISTORIC STAIRWAY, PALESTINE JOINED THOSE LODGES TO BECOME ONLY THE THIRD TO CURRENTLY UTILIZE SUCH A UNIQUE FIXTURE.  PREVIOUSLY WALTER M. PIERSON LODGE NO. 1339 IN HOUSTON HAD SUCH A STAIRWAY BUT UPON MOVING TO A NEW BUILDING, THE STAIRWAY WAS NOT REPRODUCED.   WORK ON PALESTINE LODGE'S STAIRS WAS COMPLETED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2019 AT A COST OF $4000.00 AND 400 MANHOURS.  A FORMAL DEDICATION CEREMONY WAS HELD AT THE STATED MEETING ON OCTOBER 1, 2019.  
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