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Brother George W. Kendrick, Jr., Right Worshipful Grand Master, issued our warrant on March 7, 1906, and June 22, 1906 was designated as the date for constitution of Tyrian Lodge No. 644 F. & A.M., to be located in New Kensington. Accordingly, on that date, at two o'clock five minutes PM, with appropriate ceremonies, Brother John S. Sell, District Deputy Grand Master, who later was elected Right Worshipful Grand Master of Pennsylvania, constituted Tyrian Lodge No. 644 F. & A.M.

There were thirty-seven warrant members on the roll at constitution. In October of 1906, Brother John E. Will, Past Master, who served as Worshipful Master in 1928, was made an Entered Apprentice Mason, thus becoming the first initiate of Tyrian Lodge No. 644.

Meetings were held in the I.O.O.F and K. of P. hall located on Fifth Avenue from constitution until 1914, when the third floor of the then First National Bank Building in downtown New Kensington was leased, and served as our home until 1997, when we moved to our present location at Masonic Hall on Allen Street in Lower Burrell.

We have had five 33rd Degree Masons in our Lodge, one of whom, Brother Matthew H. Mainwaring, had received this honor prior to our constitution. Another Warrant Member, Brother Dennis A. Reeser, Past Master, had this exceptional honor conferred upon him in 1921, Brother Archie M. McSparrin, Past Master, was made a 33rd Degree Mason in 1975, Brother Byrl J. Johnson, Sr., Past Master, had this same honor conferred upon him in 2005. A fifth member, Brother Robert Mellon, was elected to receive his 33rd degree in August of 2006.

We have had two members serve as District Deputy Grand Masters of the 54th Masonic District: Brother John W. Rawson, Past Master and Past District Deputy Grand Master, who served as Worshipful Master in 1951 and was honored by being appointed to serve beginning on St. John's Day of that year; and Brother Byrl J. Johnson, Sr., Past Master and Past District Deputy Grand Master, was appointed in 1971. Brother Byrl is presently serving with distinction as the Regional Instructor for Region 4.

Currently our lodge has members from Lower Burrell, New Kensington, Arnold, Vandergrift, Apollo, Leechburg, Springdale, Cheswick, Harmarville, Harwick, Oakmont, Sarver, Kittanning, Butler and Pittsburgh, PA.  

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