Plumb Lodge 862 is home of the Freemasons, chartered by James C. Robinson in 1916. Meetings were originally held at a place called Kelley’s Hall, a saloon that we called our second home.

From early September 1916 to April of 1917, we changed locations to Jacob’s School for all of our meetings. With a growing group of engaging men, we needed more space to share our ideas.

The final move occurred in 1960, when Plumb Lodge 862 moved its new home to F&AM Hall at 6919 Applegate Lane in Louisville, KY.

Who Are We?

We are a fraternal organization that can trace our origin back to the 14th century. Our degrees of medieval craft are apprentices, journeymen, and master masons. As you progress through your degrees, you are leveled up through the ranks. Potential candidates for each degree learn important aspects of our society, such as Freemasonry symbolism, signage, and secret code words.

Lodge 862 is governed by our Master Mason, who is supervised at the regional level by the Grand Lodge. Every member of us society is admitted only if:

  • He is a man
  • Believes in monotheism
  • Will not discuss religion or politics during meetings

The masonic lodge is the place where we meet regularly to hold formal business meetings. At these meetings, we initiate new members, plan charity events, handle business transactions, and award new degrees to candidates.

Admission requires knowledge of both a secret handshake and our code words, which people on the outside do not know.

Lodge Meets the second and fourth Friday at 6:30pm for dinner, 7:30pm Lodge opens.

All you can eat Country Ham and Pancake breakfast is every 4th Saturday except for the month of December from 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM.

Why Are We Here?

Lodge 862 and all Freemasonry for that matter were created to aid in taking good men and making them great. We do that by helping them strengthen their moral character and assisting in expanding their horizons to make them more well-rounded. The purpose we strive to achieve is actually well-suited for a student entering college because the principles we teach are what universities look for in their students; colleges want men who are smart, moral, and volunteer or contribute to society.