On the night of January 8, 1903, a group of thirteen Master Masons took their first steps in the formation of Hollywood Lodge No. 355 F. & A.M. A dispensation was sought, and on April 1, 1903, permission to organize was granted. The first meeting of Hollywood Masonic Lodge No. 355 was on May 1, 1903, which is the considered the Birthday of the Lodge. The lodge was constituted on October 28, 1903. The now historic Hollywood Masonic Temple in Hollywood was dedicated on July 8, 1922. It was the permanent home to the lodge until relocation to Tarzana, California.
MAKING TRUE FRIENDS
Freemasonry is a community of men and their families who share similar beliefs and values. The fraternity finds it important to connect with other men of honor, compassion, love, trust, and knowledge, regardless of their race, color, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientation, physical ability, citizenship, or national origin. We are friends and brothers, and are connected through this vital and uplifting organization of moral men.
Our continuing pursuit of truth, knowledge, ethics, and leadership skills makes us better men and brings more meaning to our lives. Learning the tenets of Freemasonry, paired with being an active part of our community, gives us the opportunity to develop leadership and organizational skills, and builds self-discipline through commitment and self-confidence.
HAVING AN IMPACT
As a member of the Freemasons, the Grand Lodge of California, and Hollywood Lodge No. 355, we are a part of a worldwide organization that values tradition, history, and timeless wisdom. The traditions and core values of our fraternity are meaningful today and will endure for centuries to come because of our direct impact in our community through our charities, and on a personal level.
Freemasonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. It is guided by the enduring belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place. For 300 years, Freemasonry has enhanced and strengthened the character of individual men by providing opportunities for fellowship, charity, and the search for truth – within ourselves and the larger world.
Hollywood Lodge membership is open to men 18 and older who meet the qualifications and standards of character and intention, and who believe in a Supreme Being. Men of all ethnic and religious backgrounds are welcome.
One of Freemasonry’s customs is to not solicit members – men must seek membership on their own initiative. Anyone is welcome to request information about the fraternity.
If you are interested in applying for membership to our lodge, now is a good time to start. Please contact us to schedule a visit during an event, or request more information.