Lodge History

Salem Lodge No. 289 History

The first meeting of Salem Lodge No. 289 (under dispensation) was held on May 25, 1868, with the following charter members present:

J.W. Hunter, Master

A.C. Meinung, Senior Warden

C.S. Hauser, Junior Warden

H.W. Barrow, Treasurer

A.F. Pfohl, Secretary

W.J. Cooper, Senior Deacon

W.F.Carmichael, Junior Deacon

Angustus Fogle, Tyler

The Charter of Salem Lodge is dated December 10, 1868 and the original, which was issued by the Grand Lodge, now occupies a prominent place in our Lodge Room when lodge is in session. Salem Lodge originally started with eight members and during the year 1868 received one petition for the degrees. At the time of this writing, the membership was approximately 250.

Salem Lodge has met in ten different locations since it was originally chartered, the first place of meeting being in the J. L. Faulkerson Store Building (twice remodeled), now owned by the Scrimger Estate and located on the West side of South Main Street, approximately 130 feet North of Academy Street, which is in the heart of Old Salem.

Salem Lodge was organized when the town of Salem was a very small village, immediately following the Civil War, and managed to survive during the trying years which followed and continued to grow along with the community, its members being closely associated with every phase of the community life during that time. Although the membership suffered a loss during the depression years in the early 30’s along with all other civic and fraternal organizations, it has in recent years, under excellent leadership, continued to grow until it is the largest of the four Masonic lodges in the city.

In 1955, a new facility was built at 34 Miller Street in Winston-Salem and became the FIRST and ONLY Masonic Temple ever erected in Winston-Salem that was owned and controlled by Masons, being owned equally by the “Blue Lodges and the York and Scottish Rite Bodies” without power of succession.

In 2013, the building and property were sold and property acquired on Country Club Road for a new building for the various organizations. It is anticipated that the new facility will be complete in early 2015.

Past Officers

George L. Troxler
2017 – 2018
Rocky D. Boyles
2016 – 2017
Richard A. Lambert
2015 – 2016
David L. Grubbs
2014 – 2015
David L. Grubbs
2014 – 2015
William A. Erwin
2013 – 2014
Jason L. Anderson
2012 – 2013
Jason C. Sturtz
2011
Charles D. Fox III
2010
Bobby G. Perdue
2009
Ronnie E. Bailey
2008
Joseph T. Woods Jr
2007
Richard A. Williard
2006
Henry G. Heidtmann III
2004
John H. Hoover
2003
Robert C. Thornton Jr
2002
John A. Hulla Jr
2001
David C. Simmons
2000
Raymond W. Gaddis III
1999
Gerald L. Wood
1998
Richard A. Williard
1997
William N. Teague
1996
Fred M. Cook
1995
Arthur W. Bloxham
1994
Gary L. Miller
1993
Al Isaacson
1992
Cliff Pranke
1991
Lewis W. Idol
1990
Alan D. Lambeth
1989
Garcie M. McCall
1988
Johney F. Reynolds
1987
Lewis L. McNeill
1986
Charles R. Wilson
1985
William L. Hair Sr
1984
William L. Hair Jr
1983
Samuel V. Shields
1982
Reuben W. Brown
1981
Douglas L. Mason
1980
Tink Schaffer
1979
Terry K. Jones
1978
Silas E. Wood
1977
James C. Simmons
1976
Charles L. Anglin Jr
1975
Thomas L. Burton
1966
Marvin J. Crater
1965
Henry F. Craver
1964
Ernest L. Smith
1961
Charles E. Scott Jr
1960
Earle C. Martin
1956
Samuel E. Kinnamon
1948
Bryan C. Lee
2017 – 2018
George L. Troxler
2016 – 2017
Rocky D. Boyles
2015 – 2016
Richard A. Lambert
2014 – 2015
David L. Grubbs
2013 – 2014
William A. Erwin
2012 – 2013
Jason L. Anderson
2011 – 2012
Jason C. Sturtz
2010
Charles D. Fox III
2009
Bobby G. Perdue
2008
Ronnie E. Bailey
2007
Joseph T. Woods Jr
2006
Henry G. Heidtmann III
2003
John H. Hoover
2002
William N. Teague
1995
Cliff Pranke
1990
James C. Simmons
1975
Derek G. Frosh
2017 – 2018
Bryan C. Lee
2016 – 2017
George L. Troxler
2015 – 2016
Rocky D. Boyles
2014 – 2015
Richard A. Lambert
2013 – 2014
David L. Grubbs
2012 – 2013
William A. Erwin
2011 – 2012
Jason L. Anderson
2010
Jason C. Sturtz
2009
Charles D. Fox III
2008
Bobby G. Perdue
2007
Ronnie E. Bailey
2006
Matthew K. Baldwin
2005
Henry G. Heidtmann III
2002
John H. Hoover
2001
William N. Teague
1994
Cliff Pranke
1989
James C. Simmons
1974
William N. Teague
1997 – 2009
James C. Simmons
1981 – 1991
Stephen R. Wood
2017 – 2018
Derek G. Frosh
2016 – 2017
Bryan C. Lee
2015 – 2016
George L. Troxler
2014 – 2015
Rocky D. Boyles
2013 – 2014
Richard A. Lambert
2012 – 2013
David L. Grubbs
2011 – 2012
Brian M. Chandler
2017 – 2018
Stephen R. Wood
2016 – 2017
Derek G. Frosh
2015 – 2016
Bryan C. Lee
2014 – 2015
George L. Troxler
2013 – 2014
Rocky D. Boyles
2012 – 2013
Richard A. Lambert
2011 – 2012
David L. Grubbs
2010 – 2011
Neal T. Holladay
2017 – 2018
Gray Harper
2016 – 2018
Brian M. Chandler
2015 – 2017
Stephen R. Wood
2014 – 2016
Derek G. Frosh
2013 – 2015
Bryan C. Lee
2012 – 2014
George L. Troxler
2012 – 2013
Rocky D. Boyles
2011 – 2012
Jeffrey M. Lansing
2011 – 2012
Benton W. Williams
2016 – 2018
Neal T. Holladay
2014 – 2016
Ronnie E. Bailey
2011 – 2014
Mark A. Stewart
2016 – 2018
Gray Harper
2014 – 2016
Daniel D. Perry
2013 – 2014
Jeffrey M. Lansing
2012 – 2013
George L. Troxler
2011 – 2012
David L. Grubbs
2015 – 2018
William A. Erwin
2014 – 2017
Jason L. Anderson
2013 – 2016
Jason C. Sturtz
2012 – 2015
Charles D. Fox III
2011 – 2014
Bobby G. Perdue
2010 – 2013
Ronnie E. Bailey
2009 – 2011
Joseph T. Woods Jr
2008 – 2010
David C. Simmons
2001 – 2003
Gerald L. Wood
1999 – 2001
Cliff Pranke
1992 – 1994