This historic venue was built in 1905 by the Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company and was amongst the first buildings built on Queen Anne Hill. By 1890, all of Seattle had telephone service, provided by competing companies. Eight such buildings were built in the city by 1916. This was used as a local exchange until approximately 1925, when a larger building (still standing) was constructed nearby.
At that time the Masons, known for their community service activities, acquired the building for their meeting hall and became an important social gathering place for some of early Seattle’s most affluent and influential businessmen for many years. The Queen Anne Masonic Lodge had evolved from a group of men who had met informally at Queen Anne Florist’s greenhouse and was formally established in 1921.
Seattle’s early history is reflected by the exposed brick and dark mahogany walls, as well as a rustic bar from the Gold Rush era. This unique venue serves as a perfect party venue, Seattle pioneer style!
We are non-profit entity, which helps us keep our rental rates low. The proceeds from our Seattle venue rental are used to continue restoring and preserving this historic building, serving as a living reminder of Seattle’s past and active historical landmark for years to come.