Free & Accepted Masons of Florida
A Rich History in Sarasota
Sarasota Lodge #147 was granted dispensation by the Grand Lodge of Florida on August 13, 1904 with the first communications held in the Lodge Room over T. J. Dancey's store on the evening of August 23, 1904.
The charter was granted by the Grand Lodge of Florida on the 19th of January, 1905 by Grand Master Charles W. Johnson, with E. R. Marsh as Worshipful Master.
Sarasota Lodge No. 147 Has been a lodge before Sarasota existed as a County. Many of our Lodge Masters assisted in the formation and growth of Sarasota County! From our building on Main Street we continue to play a role in the City of Sarasota.