Tompkins Lodge #471 F. & A.M.


Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternal organization.  It is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. Through our culture of philanthropy, we make a profound difference for our brothers, our families, our communities, and our future. The mission of the Freemasons, to foster personal growth and improve the lives of others, is carried out through Masonic principles and traditions of Brotherly love, relief, and truth.

Since 1859 Tompkins Lodge has been making good men better sons, husbands, and fathers. We continue the traditions of of the past by walking upright and proud as those who came before us, building the pathway for all of those who will come after us.

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Building Fund

Construction of the Stapleton Masonic Temple began in 1901 and opened to our fraternity in 1902. Over the last 116 years it has been home to many Lodges and Concordant bodies of the Richmond District. Current home to Tompkins Lodge #471 F. & A.M., Tyrian R.A.M. #219 and Empire-DeWitt Commandery #14, and previous home of Klopstock Lodge #760, Aquehonga Lodge #905, Richmond Lodge #66, Beacon Light Lodge #701, Empire Commandery #66, the Staten Island Chapter of the DeMolay, Tompkins and Rebecca Chapters of the O.E.S., and even the RMA for a time.

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