Prince Hall Masons


Members of the Prince Hall Masons, a fraternal organization for black men that formed as chapters in the Northwest in the 1880s and 1890s. The Prince Hall chapter in Portland was organized in 1891, and its Grand Lodge was located on NE Russell Street (now the Secret Society bar). The Prince Hall Masons are still active in Portland. This photograph is from their First Annual Communication, June 27, 1961. Visit the Oregon Historical Society for more information:

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  • PUpic_001305


June 27, 1961



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  • Orhi96208; Org. Lot 679; box 1, folder 9; Accession 19746; photo accession 990D052; Oregon Black History Project photographs collection, circa 1850-1960

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