by Karenna Umscheid, The Berkeley Beacon, October 26, 2022

The Masonic Temple of Boston opened its doors to the public and held an open house on Oct. 15. Built in 1902, the current temple is the third building erected on that location. There is no secret entrance; the doors are clear and decorated with their iconic, geometric symbol of the right angle. Each hallway is lined with portraits of Master Masons, the highest rank of Freemasonry. Freemasons aim to make themselves better men, husbands, sons and fathers.

Kris Crosse, a relatively new Freemason, insisted there were only good, humane forces behind the mysteries of the Masonic temple. There’s an emphasis on philanthropy and passion in each of the smaller chapters within the organization of Freemasonry known as Freemason lodges.