A Brief History of Live Oak Lodge #61


Live Oak Lodge #61 was the first lodge to meet in Alameda County. The lodge originally met above a carriage shop in what is now Jack London Square. In fact, there is a plaque dedicated to Live Oak Lodge present today. 

The lodge has a rich history of membership in the area. Some of the more recognizable names include Anthony Chabot, Francis K. Shattuck, Frank K. Mott, Reverend Samuel Bell, and many others.

The craft of Free and Accepted Masons is the oldest fraternal organization in the world, having existed for several hundred years. Today you will find Masons of all walks of life in our lodges.

Live Oak Lodge prides itself in providing a fulfilling candidate and member experience and improving its community one man at a time. If this is something that interests you, we welcome you to reach out to our lodge and give us a visit.


 Some of the historical material was taken from the book "The Live Oak Legacy, The Contribution of Freemasons to the Growth of Oakland, California, and the East Bay, 1854-2004," by James N. Mann, Past Master, Live Oak Lodge #61, Oakland, California.