Denham Springs Lodge #297

Many years have passed since our charter members brought Freemasonry to Denham Springs in 1905. Brothers of Denham Springs Lodge come from many different backgrounds and walks of life, and remain united in friendship, morality, and brotherly love.

313 Benton Street, Denham Springs, LA 70726

About Us

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month at our building, which is located at:313 Benton St, Denham Springs, LA 70726Our History:Fifteen Master Masons, who represented six different lodges in the area, met in early June of 1904 and signed a petition for a new lodge of Masons to be formed in the village of Denham Springs. This was the beginning of Denham Springs Lodge No. 297 F. & A. M. The first recorded meeting of this group of Masons was held at 9:30 A.M. on July 6, 1904. The lodge had not been chartered, so they met under dispensation from the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana. District Deputy Grand Master John Puleston opened the lodge and was the installing officer for the first slate of officers. Brother John Scott Underwood, who was recorded as being a member of Franklin Lodge No. 57, Franklin, LA, was installed as the first Worshipful Master. The Lodge was chartered on February 7, 1905.No time was lost in finding a home for the new lodge, for it was on May 20, 1905 that a cornerstone was laid. Information gathered from some of the older citizens in Denham Springs indicate that the first lodge hall was located near the corner of Centerville and Main Street, which is now known as River Bend. On June 21, 1911 the lodge building was destroyed by a fire. Meetings were held in the Denham Springs High School building under dispensation from the Grand Lodge until early 1912, when the lodge found another location in a building on the corner of Centerville and Benton Street. Meetings were held in the existing building at this location until a new building could be erected. In early 1914 a new two-story lodge hall was erected at a cost of $2,446.00. In early 1971, construction began on the current lodge hall at the same location. The new building was completed at a cost of under $50,000. The first meeting in the new hall was held in August of 1971. Over the years, Denham Springs Lodge was called upon several times to assist in forming many of the lodges in the surrounding area.

Want to join us?

If you are interested in becoming a Freemason, you should be aware that there are a few requirements.To petition a lodge for membership, you must:- Be a man at least eighteen (18) years of age,
- Be of good moral character,
- Hold a belief in one Supreme Being (your definition of Supreme Being is a personal matter),
- Decide to petition Freemasonry of your own free will and accord,
- Ensure that your membership in Freemasonry will not present a financial hardship to you or your family,
- Have a sincere dedication to conduct yourself in a manner that will earn the respect and trust of others,
- Possess a desire to help other members of the human family through charitable efforts and universal benevolence.
These values are basic to the lasting harmony of our lodges and our Masonic fraternity.If you understand these and wish to petition our Lodge for membership, you may contact the lodge Secretary for more information by completing this form or emailing

2024 Officers

Worshipful Master - W.B. Tye Legleu
Senior Warden - W.B. David Groce, P.M.
Junior Warden - Bro. Randy Youngkin
Secretary - W.B. Ronnie Coon, P.M.
Treasurer - W.B. Joe Shumate, P.M.
Senior Deacon - Bro. John Foster
Junior Deacon - Bro. Jody Schilling
Chaplain - W.B. Jim Wingate, P.M.
Master of Ceremonies - Bro. Norman Pendergrass
Senior Steward - Bro. Dillion Guiren
Junior Steward - W.B. Randy Holden, P.M.
Tyler - W.B. Brian Watson, P.M.


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