History

The Consolidated Lodge is known in the First Masonic District of Massachusetts as The Friendly Lodge. We were founded on August 19, 2004 by bringing together Price-Benton Lodge and Germania-Revere Lodge. Both aforementioned Lodges were complied of several Lodges themselves. The Consolidated Lodge has merged seven Lodges over the course of 33 years, bringing together a rich history of Freemasonry within the Commonwealth. Our Lodge continues to operate under the original Charter for Germania Lodge, issued by the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts on December 13, 1854; initiated by Winslow Lewis.

The below listed Lodges were merged to form The Consolidated Lodge:

Germania Lodge, est. 1854
Revere Lodge, est. 1856
Henry Price Lodge, est. 1858
Aberdour Lodge, est. 1860
Shawmut Lodge, est. 1911
Everett C. Benton Lodge, est. 1925
United Lodge, est. 1925

Aberdour Lodge merged with United Lodge in 1980
United Lodge merged with Shawmut Lodge in 1993
Revere Lodge merged with Germania in 1999, forming ‘Germania-Revere’
Henry Price and Everett C. Benton Lodges merged in 2002, forming ‘Price Benton’
Germania-Revere and Price-Benton Lodges merged in 2004, forming ‘The Consolidated Lodge’
Shawmut Lodge merged with The Consolidated Lodge in 2008


Lodge Past Masters

As a Lodge built upon the strength, history, and unity of its member Lodges, we would like to explicitly honor those Lodges and their respectful Past Masters. The below section is a full listing of Past Masters by original Lodge name.

All information contained in the preceding tables was obtained from masonrygenealogy.com. We give full credit to the organization and a special thank you to R.W. Hunt for all he has done to compile this information.

*denotes special distinctions

Past Masters: The Consolidated Lodge (2004-)

Wayne B. Freedman, 2004Sidney M. Zimmerman, 2005, 2006Jeffrey L. Stoller, 2009, 2010, 2011
Peter M. Bloom, 2004, 2005Daniel Weiner, 2007, 2008Anthony R. Nunziato, 2012-2014
Colin J. Turner, 2014-present

Past Masters: Shawmut Lodge (1911 - 2008)

Edward N. West*, 1911, 1912Jacob A. Cushner, 1947, 1948Merrill I. Hassenfeld, 1970
Arthur A. Sondheim*, 1913, 1914Myer M. Channen, 1949, 1950Edwin Guiness, 1971
Alexander M. Berger, 1915, 1916Sumner S. Goldman, 1951Harold L. Suvalle, 1972, 1974
Joseph Schmidt, 1917, 1918Saul B. Levitan, 1952Bertram R. Martinson, 1973, 1978
Louis Papp, 1919, 1920Alfred I. Novick, 1953, 1954John E. Reiss, 1975, 1979, 1980
Benjamin A. Levy, 1921, 1922Stuart L. Stern, 1955, 1956Alan J. Suvalle, 1976, 1977
Benjamin F. Levy, 1923, 1924Sidney Aranoff, 1957Edward D. Trachtenberg, 1981-1983, 1988
David Stern, 1925, 1926Leonard I. Cushner, 1958, 1959Lawrence H. Cohen, 1984
Philip J. Aronson, 1927, 1928Laurence S. Guiness, 1960, 1985-1987Richard L. Rose, 1989, 1990
Harry Smith, 1929, 1930Melvin B. Miller, 1961Herbert M. Shapiro, 1991-1994
Isaac Gordon, 1931, 1932Harvey Weiss, 1962Stewart L. Brandt, 1995
Ira M. Daniels, 1933, 1934Howard J. Wolfe, 1963Stanley L. DeHaan, 1996, 1997
Louis Joseph, 1935, 1936Bernard Kalman, 1964Harold P. Greenberg, 1998, 2005, 2006
Louis S. Blackstone, 1937, 1938William L. Greene, 1965Neil D. Silverman, 1999, 2000
Solomon Stern*, 1939, 1940David P. Mittell, 1966Howard I. Wilgoren, 2001, 2002
P. Kervin Goldman, 1941, 1942Stephen Green, 1967Robert H. Brown, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
Harry W. Felz, 1943, 1944Donald Rosenberg, 1968
Louis Hamburger, 1945, 1946Lewis P. Aronson, 1969

Past Pasters: Germania-Revere Lodge (1999 - 2004)

Aaron E. Budnitz, 1999Howard S. Zimmerman, 2001Wayne E. Freedman, 2003, 2004
Bernard M. Weiss, 2000Joseph J. Trofinow, 2002

Past Masters: Price-Benton Lodge (2002 - 2003)

Daniel Weiner, 2002Peter M. Bloom, 2003

Past Masters: Everett C. Benton Lodge (1925 - 1999)

James D. Robertson, 1925Harry J. Borofsky*, 1943, 1944David I. Sargon, 1966, 1967
Louis Papp, 1926Samuel Stern, 1945, 1946Franklin E. Kartun, 1968, 1969, 2001
Ernest B. Schallenbach, 1927David W. Burrows, 1947, 1948Milton A. Carlan, 1970
Oliver C. Elliott, 1927, 1928Albert A. Lappin, 1949Theodore L. Rubin, 1971
Charles Ross, 1929, 1930Charles H. Milender, 1950, 1951Mark Lichtenstein, 1972, 1973
Lewis Goldberg, 1931Selig Simons, 1952, 1953Charles P. Wilson*, 1974, 1975
Arthur Wolfe, 1932, 1933Myer Lesberg, 1954, 1955Benjamin H. Rodwogin, 1976, 1977
Paul S. Finkelstein, 1934, 1935William Fagell, 1956, 1957Henry E. Weiss, 1978, 1979
Frank Freundlich, 1936, 1937Sidney Schlager*, 1958, 1959Gary C. Miller, 1980-1982
Jerome D. Bauer, 1938, 1939Irving Rubin, 1960, 1961Michael R. Hugo, 1984, 1985
Henry Rosnosky, 1940, 1941Louis Abelman, 1962, 1963Franklin E. Kartun, 1986-1997
Josiah H. Benton*, 1942Milton Saxe, 1964, 1965, 1983Henry Shulman, 1998, 1999

Past Masters: Henry Price Lodge (1858 - 1993)

Charles B. Rogers*, 1858Harry E. Carter, 1911, 1912Walter Lewis, 1954
G. Washington Warren*, 1859John E. Heath, 1913, 1914David H. Wilson, 1955
William N. Lane*, 1860Walter H. Cox, 1915, 1916Simon Silverstein, 1956
Francis W. Hund, 1861H. Stan Urquhart, 1917, 1918James F. Orpin, 1957
G A. Lounsberry, 1862, 1863Fred A. Ray, 1919, 1920Leo Daniels, 1958
Thomas B. Harris, 1864Gay Gleason, 1921Louis Weiner, 1959
Sam M. Nesmith, 1865L. W. Marston, 1922, 1923William Tick, 1960
E. T. Woodward, 1866LeRoy H. Gregory, 1924, 1925Arnold B. Wilson, 1961, 1983
Gideon P. Haynes*, 1867, 1868F. E. Chickering, 1926, 1927Samuel Silverman, 1962
Francis Childs*, 1869, 1870Chester Gardner, 1928, 1944Milton L. Meltzer, 1963
Daniel E. Chase, 1871, 1872William M. B. Lawson, 1929Harvey M. Levine, 1964
Edward F. Everett, 1873W. S. Howard, 1930Marvin J. Fox, 1965, 1990
George E. McKay, 1874, 1875Elerson P. Hardy, 1931Abraham Burgin, 1966
George T. Littlefield, 1876, 1877Mel A. Patterson, 1932Samuel Lieberson*, 1967
Ira A. Worth, 1878, 1879Edward P. Gilmartin, 1933Irving M. Taub, 1968
Edgar A. Moore, 1880L. E. Patterson, 1934Benjamin Schiffman, 1969
Joseph H. Gleason*, 1881, 1882A. G. Helmund, 1935Sidney D. Gantman, 1970
Charles S. Robertson*, 1883John L. Davis*, 1936Edward H. Kushner, 1971
J. W. Hoffman, 1884William F. Bowsher, 1937Melvin A. Cohen, 1972
George F. Mullett, 1886, 1887William M. Meikle 1938Daniel Weiner, 1973, 1991, 1994, 1999-2002
Josiah G. Bridge, 1888Walter W. Corwin, 1939Gordon E. Lesser, 1974, 1995, 1997
J. H. Studley, Jr., 1889, 1890Perley S. Vance, 1940Burt Jagolinzer, 1975
Isaac N. Pierce, 1891, 1892Albert Hardy, 1941Irving Jacobsen, 1976
Walter S. Brewer, 1893, 1894Max J. Harris, 1942Theodore Langer, 1977
William Otis Wiley, 1895, 1896Francis Corwin, 1943Robert Shoreman, 1978
Fred R. Pease, 1897, 1898Abraham Shwom, 1945Morris A. Zirlin, 1979
Frank T. Barron*, 1899, 1900Daniel Kuperstein, 1946Gerard R. Buscemi, 1980
Charles L. Loring, 1901Max M. Podolsky, 1947Larry A. Dunn, 1981
Willis W. Stover*, 1902, 1903Joseph L. Speyer, 1948Gary H. Saffer, 1982
J. F. Briry, 1904Maxwell Wilson, 1949George D. Rubin, 1984, 1985, 1987-1989, 1996
Fred A. Horter, 1905Russell A. Pitnof, 1950Morris A. Zirlin, 1986
Robert B. Loring, 1907, 1908Mosier B. Goldberg*, 1951Michael Weiner, 1992
William B. Bigelow, 1909Sidney G. Holmes*, 1952, 1953Barry J. Weiner, 1993
Harry F. Crosby, 1910S. J. Bloomberg, 1953

Past Masters: Germania Lodge (1854 - 1998)

Abraham J. Bloch, 1854-1856Julius F. Hovestadt, 1907, 1908Nathan P. Harris*, 1946, 1947
Francis Doris, 1857Paul G. Coblenzer, 1909, 1910Meyer Lewis, 1949, 1950
Anton Moeldner, 1858-1860, 1864Emil E. Koessler, 1911, 1912S. Albert Kaufman, 1951, 1952
L. Haberstroh, 1861-1863, 1865, 1868Jacob Milch, 1913, 1914Samuel Silberstein, 1953, 1954
Adolph Sternfield, 1866, 1867, 1872Charles Thomann, 1915, 1916Philip Weinberg, 1955, 1956, 1970, 1971, 1976
Otto Kramer, 1869, 1870Leo Robinson, 1917, 1918James H. A. Ulder, 1957, 1958
Carl Mueller, 1871Julius Kreidel, 1919, 1920Artur Brettler, 1959
Carl Stephan, 1873-1876Herman Lowenberg, 1921, 1922Robert Lurie, 1960, 1961
Albert Glatter, 1877, 1878, 1883Erhard Schatz, 1923, 1924Milton Bengis, 1962, 1963
Herman F. Ehlert, 1879-1882Theodore Maylandt, 1925, 1926William M. Silberstein, 1964, 1965, 1977, 1978
Nathan B. Basch, 1884-1886Adolph A. Lederhos, 1927, 1928Fritz Fricke, 1966, 1967, 1972-1975
Conrad Hahn, 1887Joseph Brettler, 1929, 1930Harold F. Banks, 1968, 1969
Solomon Ehrlich, 1888-1890Herman B. Dickman, 1931, 1932Manfred R. Liedtke, 1979, 1980
Adam A. Koch, 1891, 1892Benno F. Bernstein, 1933, 1934Douglas I. Lurie, 1981, 1982
Marcus Tishler, 1893, 1894Otto Albrecht*, 1935, 1936Melvin E. Silberstein, 1983, 1984
Joseph Gahm, 1895, 1896Paul G. Hauschildt, 1937, 1938Louis H. Oppenheim, 1985, 1986
Leopold Basch, 1897, 1898E. Louis Greenblatt, 1939, 1940Harry E. Naisuler, 1987, 1988
Sebastian Gahm, 1899, 1900Fritz W. Ritter, 1941, 1942Philip L. Silberstein, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1998
Samuel Hauser*, 1901, 1902Samuel Banks, 1943George E. Dove, 1991
Louis Ernst, 1903, 1905George Dauberschmidt, 1944Gregory J. Davis, 1995-1997
Julius A. Zinn, 1905, 1906I. Henry Stern, 1945, 1948Bernard M. Weiss, 1998

Past Masters: Revere Lodge (1856 - 1999)

William W. Baker*, 1856-1858John G. Godding, 1908Arthur H. Edwards*, 1952, 1953
Orren S. Sanders, 1859, 1860John W. Crooks, 1909, 1910Carl R. Allen, 1954, 1955
Charles C. Dame*, 1860, 1861Francis J. Whitton, 1911, 1912Warren B. Clark, 1956, 1957
Richard Briggs*, 1862, 1863
John H. Blodgett, 1913, 1914Bert P. Brockbank, 1958, 1959
William Rogers, 1864William W. Brooks*, 1915, 1916Donald G. Lothrop*, 1960, 1961
Horace P. Hemenway, 1865, 1866Jay B. Crawford, 1917Daniel A. Lorge, 1962
George T. Ambrose, 1867, 1868Winfield C. Towne, 1918A. Bentley Kurtis, 1963, 1964
Marlborough Williams*, 1869, 1870William P. Bullard, 1919, 1920Frank M. Sophia, 1965, 1966
Charles H. Bolles, 1871, 1872Clarence M. Cobb, 1921E. Rea Seeley, 1967, 1968
Samuel Wells*, 1873, 1874
William H. Campbell, 1922, 1923Edward Newpol*, 1969
Joseph B. Mason, 1875, 1876Leon H. Davis, 1924, 1925Harry Lavidor, 1970
William R. Cooke, 1877, 1878T(homas) Rutherford Edwards, 1926, 1927Edward Finkelstein, 1971
Frank T. Dwinell*, 1879, 1880
Archibald J. Jackson, 1928, 1929Leonard B. Cutler, 1972
George F. Wright, 1881, 1882George S. Murray, 1930Ralph S. Cohen*, 1973
Zacheus Holmes, 1883, 1884Clinton B. Hayes, 1931Alan C. Hochberg, 1974, 1975
William B. Fisher, 1885Russell M. Sanders, 1932, 1933Leon Rabin, 1976, 1992-1997
Edwin B. Holmes*, 1886, 1887
Henry H. Hill, 1934, 1935Stefanos J. Loisou, 1977
Henry K. Dunton*, 1888, 1889
Parker O. Bullard, 1936David Ginsberg, 1978
Melvin L. Ingalls, 1890, 1891Walter L. Kraemer, 1937Jack L. Zimmerman*, 1979, 1980
E. Loring Richards*, 1892, 1893
Reginald C. Garner, 1938, 1939Benson Brown*, 1981, 1982
G. Ellis Reed, 1894, 1895Earle W. Spurting, 1940Daniel L. Needleman, 1983, 1984
Charles H. Ramsay, 1896, 1897George A. Butters*, 1942Ernest A. Pearlstein*, 1985, 1986
Royal Wilton, 1898, 1899Waldo M. Hunt, 1943, 1944Joseph J. Trofimow, 1987, 1988
Charles W. Bascom*, 1900, 1901John H. Willet, Jr., 1945Joseph J. Newpol, 1989
Henry N. Rice, 1902, 1903Charles M. Sparkes, 1946E. Donald Weiner*, 1990, 1991
Sumner L. Stackhouse, 1904, 1905Albert E. Blodgett, 1947David F. Howard*, 1998, 1999
George G. Perry, 1906Walter H. Heaman, 1948, 1949
Charles Bickford, 1907Marvin S. Bowman, 1950, 1951

Past Masters: United Lodge (1925 - 1993)

Hugh E. Allen, 1925Hyman Schatz, 1950, 1951Leon Halperin, 1968, 1988
George W. Ladd, 1926, 1927Jacob K. DeHaan, 1952, 1953Malcolm H. Flash, 1969
Horace B. Mann, 1928, 1929Joseph M. Kransoff, 1954, 1955Arthur G. Schatz, 1970
Harry Silverman, 1930, 1931Albert Lavine, 1956, 1957, 1971Stanley N. DeHaan, 1972, 1975, 1991-1993
Joseph Laserson, 1932, 1933Harry Goldrand, 1958Martin Gantshar, 1973
Samuel H. Lewis*, 1934, 1935Sidney A. Salamoff, 1959Malcolm L. Burdine, 1974, 1983, 1984
John Lee, 1936, 1937William N. Bullock, 1960, 1961Alan M. Ronkin, 1976
Albert Copeland, 1938, 1939Louis A. Rosenberg, 1962Edward M. Salamoff, 1977
Albert T. Lawrence, 1940, 1941Philip Barsh, 1963S. Lawrence DeHaan, 1978, 1979, 1986
Isaac Fishman, 1942, 1943Raymund A. Mann, 1964Gary R. Rachins, 1980, 1981
Victor M. Lewis, 1944, 1945Herbert Taymor, 1965Burton J. Foster, 1982
Louis Goldkrand, 1946, 1947Marvin I. Zimble, 1966Harold P. Greenberg, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1990
Nathan Robins*, 1948, 1949Herbert D. Lewis, 1967Donald P. Brightman, 1989

Past Masters: Aberdour Lodge (1860 - 1980)

Charles J. Danforth*, 1860-1863Robert A. Lewis, 1916Richard Weiler, 1948
John Stetson, 1864William Sears, 1917Irving N. Borenstein*, 1949
Henry Frost Spencer, 1865, 1866William H. Hodgkin, 1918William R. Theodore, 1950
William R. Norcross, 1867, 1868Wilman M. Macomber, 1919Harry Heyman, 1951
Walter R. Gardner, 1869, 1870Horace B. Mann, 1920Harry Alpert, 1952
Wooster B. Mayhew, 1871, 1872Frank A. Baker, 1921Henry A. Selib, 1953
Henry F. Ames, 1873, 1874Ronald B. Clarke, 1922Nathan J. Pransky, 1954
Charles H. Johnson, 1875, 1876Arthur E. Fisk*, 1923Ronald Rosenberg*, 1955
James C. Tucker, 1877, 1878William E. Soule, 1924Maxwell Kream, 1956
Charles Harris*, 1879-1881William Shuttleworth, 1925Myrton Swartz, 1967
Frederick H. Spring, 1882-1884Linwood H. Young, 1926, 1927Nathan Morris, 1958, 1959
Samuel Hosea, Jr., 1885, 1886Charles A. Temple, 1928Aaron S. Bell, 1960
George F. Stebbins*, 1887-1889Robert J. Bottomly, 1929Frederick Krupp, 1961
Frederick J. Ham, 1890, 1891James H. Wallace, 1930Irving H. Rattet, 1962
Samuel H. Spring, 1892, 1893Plinn D. Dempsey, 1931Robert Brenner, 1963
Chester M. Perry, 1894A. Neill Osgood*, 1932Joseph Pessen, 1964
William P. Willard, 1895, 1896John E. Tucker, 1933Hyman E. Hoffenberg, 1965
Henry M. Nourse*, 1897-1899Willis R. Weber, 1934Jason S. Orlov, 1966
Louis H. Parkhurst, 1900John D. Marks, 1935Mark D. Titlebaum, 1967
John S. Fowler, 1901, 1902Thomas A. Rockett, 1936Edward Feldberg, 1968
Samuel E. Newell, 1903, 1904William Wilson, 1937, 1938Stanley Orlov, 1969
J. Porter Palmer, 1905, 1906Herbert M. Smith, 1939Joseph Brenner, 1970
Harry H. Hartung, 1907, 1908T. Legere Fenn, 1940Robert Michaels, 1971
Victor E. Trace, 1909William Robinson, 1941Arthur Katz, 1972
Charles J. Elliott, 1910John F. Hubbard, 1942Steven Goldberg, 1973
Frank E. Sherry, 1911William E. Eaton, 1943, 1944Alan Waldfoger, 1974, 1976
Benjamin E. Wood, 1912, 1913Bernard H. Perlmuter, 1945Michael Lanner, 1975
Henry S. Dunn, 1914George Franklin*, 1946Kenneth A. Stein, 1977, 1978
James A. Stewart, 1915Eli B. Goldberg, 1947Bernard H. Perlmuter, 1979, 1980