Montezuma Lodge, from its beginning, assumed a leadership role and did everything in its power to pave the way for Masonry, in the entire territory.
The lodge was chartered May 8, 1851, by the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Almost immediately after the cessation of Hardin Lodge, the second Military Lodge, Santa Fe Masons petitioned for a dispensation, once to the Grand Lodge of Maryland and once to the Grand Lodge of Missouri, but neither time with success. Thus, the territory was without any Masonic Lodge for three years.
The charter went into practical effect with the institution of Montezuma Lodge No. 109, August 12. From the first it prospered under excellent leadership...More Information...
Construction along Paseo de Peralta has commenced. There are two phases of road construction along Paseo de Peralta that will impact ingress/egress to Montezuma Lodge No. 1 property. The total time of construction for both phases is approximately 100 days (50 days each phase). This means an inconvenience to visitors and activity on the property through mid-July (approximately July 18, 2013) barring no problems. During construction of both phases, traffic will be reduced to single lanes on Paseo De Peralta for east and west bound traffic. Unfortunately, the traffic light distances between the signal lights at Paseo de Peralta/Old Taos Highway and Paseo de Peralta/Washington St. intersections, along with the signal light timing of both lights will result in controlled access in to Montezuma Lodge property as follows:
This traffic control measure will reduce unsafe stacking problems on Paseo de Peralta during construction and rush hour traffic times (7a.m. and 5p.m.). Phase Two will create the same access restriction but in reverse.
If any organization has a scheduled event in the Lodge during construction hours and you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Montezuma Lodge No. 1.