Birmingham: Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge
During the Jim Crow era, the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons (F&AM) of Alabama bustled as a social, cultural and business center for Birmingham’s African-American community. The seven-story temple is located in the city’s Fourth Avenue Historic District and was constructed in 1922. Designed by architects Leo Persley and Robert R. Taylor, the first accredited African-American architect and the first African-American student enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Taylor designed buildings at Tuskegee University, and its Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture & Construction is named in his honor.
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