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Record 39/301
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Collection Edwin B. Worthen Collection
Description Simon W. Robinson house, Harrington Road.

"This is the home of Simon W. Robinson on Elm Avenue (Harrington Road) for whom Simon W. Robinson Lodge of Masons is named. He was a 33 degree Mason. Came to Lexington in 1847. It is known that in one of the attic rooms were painted the masonic symbols and it is the tradition that small groups of masons met here during the anti-masonic years and that Mr. Robinson used them for masonic instructions. The house was built after the Revolution. It was purchased by Dr. J. Odin Tilton about the time of his second marriage in 1894 and the piazza and circular bay windows were added. When Dr. Tilton built his present home this old house was moved to the south corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Parker Street where it now (1940) stands."
Object ID Worthen.slide133
Object Name Transparency, Lantern-slide
People Robinson, Simon W.
Tilton, Josiah Odin
Search Terms Elm Avenue (former location), Robinson (Simon W.) House
Robinson (Simon W.) House, Elm Avenue (former location)
Simon W. Robinson Lodge
Subjects Masonic buildings
Masonry
Masons
Houses
Anti-masonic years
Title Simon W. Robinson house, Harrington Road
The Edwin B. Worthen Collection, Cary Memorial Library

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