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Braden  Lodge  #168
Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Minnesota

5149  Bloomington  Ave  S
Minneapolis  MN  55417

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5149 Bloomington Ave S

Minneapolis  MN  55417

Braden Lodge #168 meets at the Minnehaha Masonic Building, which is located in a quiet neighborhood just blocks from the scenic Lake Nokomis. It is the home of Minnehaha Lodge #165, as well as fellow tenants Cataract Lodge #2, and a number of appendant bodies including chapters of the Demolay, Job's Daughters, and Eastern Star -- the building literally breathes of Masonic energy and history! Braden Lodge began operating at this location in Dec 2022.

Upper Level (7 steps up from main entry):

•   Lodge Room

      >  Beautiful vaulted wood-beam ceiling, blue carpeting, and decor
      >  Murals in the East & West evoke important Masonic themes

      >  Piano / Organ / Sound System / Projection System

•   Anteroom / preparation room

•   Regalia / costume storage

•   Library (also serves as a small group meeting room)

      >  Extensive collection of references on Freemasonry

•   Secretary's Office (for Minnehaha Lodge)
•   Upper Coat Room


Intermediate Level (13 steps down from main entry):

•   Rest Rooms

•   Secretary's Office (for Cataract Lodge)


Lower Level (19 steps down from main entry)

•   Lower Coat Room

•   Dining Hall

      >  Flexible seating / serving options for large and small groups

      >  Piano and Sound System

•   Full-Service Kitchen

      >  Modern stainless steel appliances

      >  Well-organized and efficient layout for volume food serving

•   Lounge (west end of Dining Hall)

      >  Comfy seating options include leather couch and side chairs

      >  Fireplace provides ambiance and heat

•   Storage rooms for banquet needs and lodge paraphernalia

•   Building mechanical services rooms


Getting Here:

•   Automobile:

       > Off-street parking for over 20 vehicles (access via alleyway)
       > Plentiful free on-street parking on Bloomington Ave S

•   Metro Transis Bus:
       > Route 14 runs on Bloomington Ave directly in front of Lodge

       > Convenient transfers from Routes D and 5 at intersection of                    Chicago Ave & 54th St S