Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge

330 Auburn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303

Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge
Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge
Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge
Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge

Built 1937; Addition 1941 

Atlanta businessman and civic leader, John Wesley Dobbs, spearheaded the building of the Prince Hall Masonic Grand Lodge. The lodge was completed in 1937 and served as a base in Atlanta for the Prince Hall Freemasons, a predominantly African American branch of the North American Freemasons. Later, the lodge also housed the offices of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Martin Luther King Jr.-led civil rights organization. The building was also the home of a Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Shoppe, and the studio for WERD, the nation’s first African American-owned and directed radio station, which began broadcasting in 1948. Currently, the nearly 80-year-old building is undergoing an extensive renovation thanks to funds from local investors. It will be turned into a 16,000 square-foot multi-use space