Los Angeles Lodge No. 42 has the unique distinction of being the first Masonic Lodge established in Los Angeles, and the second oldest in all of Southern California after San Diego Lodge No. 35.
Established in 1853, our rich history dates back to the early days of American settlement in the area. We count among our Past Masters and members scores of men who influenced the course of what has become one of the world’s great metropolitan centers. Over 160 years later, our Lodge continues its proud lineage as an active, vibrant Lodge.
Our first Lodge building, pictured above, was completed in 1858, and was our meeting place until 1868. Today, it is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.