The Charter for East San Diego Masonic Lodge #561 was granted on June 22, 1923 by the Grand Lodge of California; Most Worshipful Brother William A. Sherman, Grand Master.


    Worshipful Brother Walter L. Kirby installed First Master of E.S.D.


    Brothers George Russell and Fred Lane installed as Senior and Junior Wardens, respectively.


•   Original Lodge location; corner of 43rd Street and University Ave.


•   Groundbreaking Ceremonies - November 5, 1972 for E.S.D. Masonic Temple ~ 7849 Tommy Drive; Brother Donald F. Craig, Master.


•   50yr Cornerstone - August 11, 1973; Ceremony led by Most Worshipful Brother William H. Price, Grand Master; Brother Donald S. Young, Master.