Historic Masonic lodge in Detroit added to National Registry

DETROIT – A Masonic lodge in Detroit has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, in part because of its contributions to the civil rights movement.

The Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge on Detroit’s east side was added Wednesday to the National Park Service’s list of landmarks the federal agency has been compiling since 1966.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the Detroit lodge now joins a vast list of properties across the nation deemed worthy of preservation.

The lodge was noted by the National Park Service for its contributions to the civil rights movement and the general experience for African Americans in Detroit in the 20th century.