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Prince Hall Lodge

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Historic Black Masonic lodge

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Borough : Brooklyn
Neighborhood : Brownsville
Institution, Highlights in Central Brooklyn, African/ American, Gathering Place

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Yvette Johnson

This Masonic lodge is the home of the first Black lodge in the United States. It was founded by Prince Hall who was born in Barbados, West Indies which was then under British control.

It has a magnificent facade that dominates the block and the surrounding area which has gas stations and industrial buildings.

(May 2007)

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