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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Masons in Chicago
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 00:13:50 -0500
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That's great, Alice.

I know there's a librarians' website for tracking down that (or any)
book, but I've forgotten the website.

Does any one know?

Beth???????

Nan

On May 27, 2007, at 9:42 PM, wrote:

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> Thanks, Nan, for your response.? Using Google I found a book, 1897
> Biographies of Illinois Freemasons, on ebay. I'm trying to find a
> copy at a library. I've also sent an email to the Grand Lodge of
> Illinois asking for guidance. If I learn anything about how to find
> info. of Masons in Illinois, I'll share it with the list.
> Alice
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> From: Nan Brennan <>
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> Sent: Thu, 24 May 2007 2:06 am
> Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Christ (Episcopal) Church in 1897
> and the Masons in Chicago
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> Alice,
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> I don't think that church is in that area any more, although there
> are numerous churches in the general area.
> That area is mostly commercial and light industrial now, along with
> medical facilities.
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> There's an autodealership on the corner of 24th and Michigan. It does
> looks like it may be housed in a former church, but the building
> doesn't look old enough to be 1897.
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> Anyone else know on this list?
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> I would be surprised if there were any publicly available personal
> records for the Masons. There are many, many books written on the
> subject, including histories.
> Have you "googled" Freemasonry, Masons etc?
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> Chicago Public Library has one on Freemasonry in Illinois:
> "The Rise and Progess of Freemasonry in Illinois 1783-1952", Everett
> R. Turnbull, 1952
> Publisher: Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted
> Masons of the State of Illinois, 1952.
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> On May 24, 2007, at 12:37 AM, wrote:
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>> Dear Listers,
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>> Christ Church at 24th and Michigan Blvd was mentioned in my great
>> great grandfather's obituary in 1897.? Would any of you know if
>> that church still exists and if so, what the address is? Also,
>> "Masonic services" were held at the house according to the obit. I
>> remember hearing that he was very involved in the Masons. Does
>> anyone know if any records are available re: Masons in Chicago?
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Alice Roche
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