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Ionic Composite Lodge No. 520 F.& A.M.
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Formation1922; 97 years ago (1922)
Location
Region
622nd Masonic District

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Ionic Composite Lodge No. 520 is a a masonic lodge in the 622nd Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of California, United States. The Lodge regularly meets on Mondays with the Stated Meeting scheduled for the first Monday of every month. The dinner preceding the meeting is open to non-masons.

History[edit | edit source]

Ionic Composite Lodge No. 520 is a result of consolidation[1] of five masonic lodges: Ionic No. 520, Alexander Graham Bell No. 595, Benjamin Franklin No. 509, John Marshall No. 636, and Composite No. 639.

Timeline of consolidation: Ionic No. 520 was established in 1922. Composite No. 639 was established in 1926. On 08/01/1980 Benjamin Franklin No. 509 and Alexander Graham Bell No. 595 merged. On 01/01/1984 John Marshall No. 636 merged with Alexander Graham Bell-Benjamin Franklin No. 595 and created Tri No. 595. On 01/01/1992 Composite No. 639 merged with Tri No. 595 and created Composite No. 595. On 01/01/2000 Composite No. 595 merged with Ionic No. 520 and formed the Ionic Composite Lodge No. 520 as it exists today.

Masters[edit | edit source]

Name[2] Years Grand Lodge Officer
Walter M. McSlay* 1922  
Charles R. Craig* 1923  
Harry A. Franklin* 1924  
Erling N. Tandberg* 1924 / 1925  
Allyn B. Rice* 1925  
Albert Wager* 1927  
Walter B. Rorick* 1927  
Joseph R. Perry* 1927  
George R. Schultz* 1928  
Louis M. Bloch* 1928  
Oliver J. Kauffman* 1928  
Claude Lenz* 1929  
James Keddie* 1929  
Harris O. Hatlstad* 1929  
Elijah M. Smuckler* 1930  
Franklin B. Pollitt* 1930  
Clarence W. Reed* 1930  
Hugo Freed* 1931  
Clarence R. Hiatt* 1931  
Isadore Moore* 1932  
Karl N. Eckers* 1932  
Arthur T. Huntley* 1932  
Will E. Holtz* 1933  
William J. Murray* 1933  
H. Jack Maierstein* 1934  
Carl S. Shirley* 1934  
Origene E. Senay* 1934  
Jack Goldberg* 1935  
Otto A. Schwennicke* 1935  
Harold C. Roddan* 1936  
R. Arnold Willis* 1936  
H. David Cherman* 1937  
Robert M. Dreibelbis* 1937  
Jerome D. Rosenfield* 1938  
Will J. Dankers Jr.* 1938  
Atwill T. Morgan* 1938  
Eli Gold* 1939  
Parker B. Channell* 1939  
David Goldstein* 1940  
Ralph G. Ritchie* 1940  
Clyde B. Austin* 1940  
Maurice Levi* 1941  
Arley C. Coleman* 1941  
David Berniker* 1942  
Willis L. Squires* 1942  
Raymond J. King* 1942  
Bernard Lebe* 1943  
Melvin E. Tompkins* 1943  
Arthur V. Joel* 1943  
Isadore I. Smuckler* 1944  
W. Frank Warren* 1944  
Edmond Johnson* 1944  
Hyman M. Dorshkind* 1945  
J. Standley Parsdise* 1945  
Edward King* 1946  
Stephan A. Black* 1946  
Tom Slack* 1946  
Eugene M. Lewin* 1947  
James G. Lyons* 1947  
Lewis Wexler* 1947  
Dewey K. Overton* 1948  
Garnett S. Hancock* 1948  
G. Elton Barnes* 1948  
Louis L. Levi* 1949  
Graham A. Backus* 1949  
Nathan Schwartz* 1950  
J. Frank Moore* 1950  
Albert J. Buelow* 1950  
Al Davis* 1951  
Elwood F. Herrin* 1951  
Glenn H. Harman* 1951 / 1967 Grand Bible Bearer 1969
David Zeidenfeld* 1952  
Charles J. Kidd* 1952  
Jack Lurie* 1952  
Archie Jacobs* 1953  
Fred Schunk* 1953  
Harry C. Cherman* 1953  
Robert A. Crigler* 1953 Grand Master 1969
Ralph Fenster* 1954  
Peter Jan* 1954  
Edwin A. Lippert* 1954  
Robert B. Owen* 1955  
Sam W. Fleishman* 1955  
Irvine A. Gale* 1956  
Robert Wilkins* 1956  
Chester C. Davies* 1956  
Arthur Dvorin* 1957  
John H. Tillery* 1957  
Samuel D. Robbins* 1958  
Harry N. Moore* 1958  
Jess L. Williams 1958  
Bernard J. Aaronson* 1959  
Jessee C. Jordan* 1959  
Irving I. Levine* 1959  
William G. Cairns* 1960  
Ruthven E. Ogilvie* 1960  
John Biren* 1960 Grand Pursuivant 1969
Lloyd A. Jacaway* 1961  
Robert S. Rober* 1961  
Richard L. Weiss 1961  
Norman Crosby 1962  
Ben J. Soskin* 1962  
Roy E. McGinnis 1962 / 1967  
Clarence E. Redman* 1962  
Herbert B. Montogomery* 1963  
Byron F. Smith* 1963  
Robert A. Cross* 1964  
Harold Strauss* 1964  
Chester A. Nelson* 1964  
Edward M. Silverman 1964  
Lewis Miller* 1965  
Ivan M. Wyrick* 1965  
Jules Carlin* 1965  
Melville H. Nahin* 1966 Grand Master, 1999
William G. Cairns* 1966  
Irvin B. Puskin 1967  
William P. Mendenhall* 1967 / 1972 / 1991  
Richard S. Young* 1967  
Leland T. Greenwood* 1968  
George M. Warner* 1968  
Lewis Miller* 1969  
Herbert H. Jaffe* 1969  
Emanuel M. Spiegelman* 1970  
Exial O. Hall* 1970 / 1971  
Chris S. Phillis* 1970  
Michael C. Maroko 1971  
Sam L. Quint* 1971  
Frank D. Rosen* 1972  
Harry Fong* 1972  
Jules I. Levi 1972  
Edgar L. Friedman 1973  
Louis N. Collins* 1973  
I. Joseph Schwartz* 1973  
Joseph Harris* 1973  
Edgar Friedman 1973 Grand Pursuivant 1999
William H. Miller 1973 / 2010  
Morton Varis* 1974  
Charles Rosner* 1974  
R. Jerrold Freeman* 1974 / 2005  
Martin Gussman* 1975  
Alfred B. Crum* 1975  
Jack L. Abrams* 1975  
Benjamin E. Pynes Jr. 1975+  
Paul Rowe* 1976  
C. Hyman Miller* 1976  
Paul Firestone 1977  
Richard W. Sharpe 1977  
Al Black* 1977  
Harold Slone* 1977  
Edgar W. Lee 1977+  
Harold W. Wax 1978  
Jack Revel 1978  
Harry L. Zebrack* 1978  
Peter Koustas 1979  
Phillip Kaplan* 1979  
Mark G. Gershon* 1979  
Stanley I. Schway* 1980  
Nathan Shaphran* 1980  
Leonard M. Tiep 1980  
Leonard Group* 1980  
James Selimos 1980 / 1983  
Issac Cohen* 1981  
George Razsadin* 1981~  
Bernhard D. Morse 1981 / 1989 / 2001  
Morris Koretz* 1982  
Barry Stone* 1982  
Ja Richards 1983 / 1993  
Leon Fisher* 1983  
Sol Marco 1983 / 1985 / 1999  
Bruce L. Shaphran 1984 / 2004~  
Sidney Levine* 1984  
Jerome Gould 1985  
Ralph S. Dunn* 1985  
Haskell Goodman* 1985 / 1997  
Robert L. Sills 1986 Senior Grand Deacon, 2007
Norman E. Grattan* 1986  
Ronald J. Stein 1987  
Robert Edelman* 1987  
Robert J. Alexander 1987  
Timothy Slone 1988  
Thomas Minahane* 1988 / 1989  
Max Paster 1988  
Edward E. Segal 1989  
Robert M. Black 1990  
Melville Conhaim* 1990  
Ronald Koretz 1991 Grand Orator, 1997
John R. Berman 1991+  
Harry G. Golden 1992  
Howard Brandes 1992  
Elonard Cohen 1993  
Auri Spigelman 1994+  
William Nemoy* 1994  
Sarkis Babian 1995  
I. Howard Steinore 1995  
A. Jeffrey Gordon 1996  
Evan A. Weiss 1996  
William H. Park 1997  
James Petersen 1997  
Byron A. Smith* 1998  
Lawrence Lebowsky 1999~
Michael J. Bear 1999 / 2002 / 2006
Joshua Marom 2000+  
David Francis Philips 2003 / 1991~  
Roy E. Steinfeld 2004 / 1995~  
Bruno Samuel 2007  
Don Wijesinghe 2008  
Jeffrey L. Bear 2007/2013  Grand Sword Bearer 2017
Timothy Shiner 2011  
Joseph Esshaghian 2012 Grand Orator 2015
Kerin Surents 2014/2015
Yuki Matsumoto 2016 
Michael J. Bear 1999 / 2002 / 2006 / 2017 / 2018

Masons 4 Mitts[edit | edit source]

Ionic Composite Lodge is an active participant in the Masons 4 Mitts program.[3][4][5][6]

Notable Members[edit | edit source]

  • Norm Crosby since September 2005.
  • Mel Blanc was a recipient of Vierling Kersey Award in 1962[7] [8]

The Lodge Building[edit | edit source]

Ionic Masonic Center
Ionic Masonic Center located at 1122 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 60035.jpg
Ionic Masonic Center, Photographed from La Cienega Blvd.
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Location1122 South La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°03′22″N 118°22′33″W / 34.0561493°N 118.3758501°W / 34.0561493; -118.3758501Coordinates: 34°03′22″N 118°22′33″W / 34.0561493°N 118.3758501°W / 34.0561493; -118.3758501
Built1950

Ionic Masonic Center is a two-story, 5,940 sq. ft. building located on a 14,277 sq. ft. lot[9]. The building was completed in 1950. The first floor is designed to accommodate commercial tenants. The second floor is dedicated to masonic lodge meetings and rented for private events. The lodge room has original wooden handcrafted lodge furnishings used for ceremonial meetings.

The building accommodates two masonic lodges: Ionic Composite No. 520 and Beverly Hills Lodge No. 528.[10]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Roster - Complete List of Consolidated Lodges". Masons of California. freemason.org.
  2. http://ioniccomposite520.com/lodge-details/past-masters-3-2/
  3. http://www.cafreemason-digital.com/cafreemason/january_february_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1330748#articleId1330748
  4. http://www.cafreemason-digital.com/cafreemason/january_february_2017/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1074307#articleId1074307
  5. https://www.freemason.org/doc/California%20Masons%20in%20the%2021st%20Century%20(2%20MB).pdf?id=267
  6. https://www.masons4mitts.org/
  7. https://www.ioniccomposite.com/vierling-kersey-award
  8. https://www.myfreemasonry.com/threads/brother-melvin-mel-blanc.20601/
  9. https://www.propertyshark.com/mason/Property/16303569/1122-S-La-Cienega-Blvd-Los-Angeles-CA-90035/
  10. http://bhl528.wixsite.com/beverlyhillslodge528/contact

External links[edit | edit source]


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