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Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1957

1957

Worshipful Augustus Manley Powers, Jr.

  • Initiated: 7/22/1940, Passed: 8/2/1940, Raised: 8/26/1940 (George W. Wright No. 346)
  • Worshipful Master, George W. Wright No. 346
  • Charter Member
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 5/4/1990

Pouring the Foundation

left to right
  1. Elwood Grant
  2. Chester Barnworth
  3. Pete Powers
  4. Paul Elswich
Photos courtesy of Right Worshipful Richard A. Davis
left to right
  1. Elwood Grant's Father
  2. Paul Elswich
  3. Elwood Grant

Cornerstone

Photo courtesy of Right Worshipful Richard A. Davis
left to right
  1. Jim Hall
  2. Tom Yancy
  3. George Denny
  4. ?

Walls

Photo courtesy of Right Worshipful Richard A. Davis

Dispensation to Lay the Cornerstone

Newspaper Announcement for Cornerstone Laying

Cornerstone Ceremony

Photo courtesy of Paul L. Condoyiannis

Informing Grand Lodge of First Stated in New Lodge - Semptember 11, 1957

Kempsville Lodge performed the Cornerstone Ceremony for Kempsville Baptist Church

Letter from A. B. Blount, Pastor of Kempsville Baptist Church, requesting Kempsville Lodge to lay the cornerstone for their new auditorium.
Dispensation granted by the Grand Lodge
Items contained in Cornerstone of Kempsville Baptist Church