Pacific Lodge # 325 was chartered in 1919. Lodges in South Carolina are numbered in the order in which each received its charter from the Grand Lodge. The first meeting of Pacific Lodge U. D. was held at Richland Mill Lodge Hall on the 8th day of October 1919. The building used for the first Lodge Hall, still stands at the southeastern corner of Main and Catawba Streets in Columbia, S. C. This building has been remodeled in recent years and is now being used by the South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.
Pacific Lodge is now located at 719 Maryland Street, in the historic Olympia Community in the heart of Columbia, SC close to the SC State Fairgrounds.
Business meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month with degree work on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays. All meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Dinner is at 6:45 PM.
What is freemasonry?
The Grand Lodge of South Carolina states that: Freemasonry (or Masonry) is dedicated to the "Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God." It uses the tools and implements of ancient architectural craftsmen symbolically in a system of instruction designed to build character and moral values in its members. Its singular purpose is to make good men better.
Its bonds of friendship, compassion, and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military, and religious conflicts through the centuries. Freemasonry is a fraternity which encourages its members to practice the faith of their personal acceptance. Masonry teaches that each person, through self-improvement and helping others, has an obligation to make a difference for good in the world.