Observe good faith and justice toward all nations.
Cultivate peace and harmony with all.
Bro. George Washington
By the 1920’s almost every major city in the country, played by a major vaudeville circuit, could claim a daylight lodge. Boston became home of Euclid Lodge when members of the Craft, working in the arts and sciences, received a dispensation on February 23, 1916. It received its charter from the Grand Lodge on December 19, 1916.
The idea of the daytime lodge was the outgrowth of a dinner club of Master Masons, at the New England Conservatory of Music, whose evening professional engagements, like so many entertainers as well as our Brethren that worked in the evening, prevented them from attending their own lodges.
The lodge can lay claim to a number of top professional entertainers, most notably Metropolitan Opera star baritone Brother John Charles Thomas, Worshipful Norm L. Crosby and Worshipful William J. Peterson. Both Wor. Crosby and Wor. Peterson are Past Masters of Euclid Lodge.
Perhaps it would be appropriate to close this narrative by repeating the words of the first secretary of the first daylight Lodge Erwin Gastel who wrote in one of his communications to the lodge:
"May I bespeak for Daylight Lodge that each succeeding year will find our membership in closer bonds of friendship, exemplifying in our daily life all the teachings of our wonderful order - this, and only this, will lead us to the realization of the Perfect Life, exemplified in our Degrees, which will spell progress and success for our Lodge.”