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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Louis C. Towner

Louis C. Towner


Louis C. Towner was appointed superintendent of the new Masonic Temple in 1915, and held that position for ten years. In addition he joined the Malta Lodge 465 in 1912 when he returned to Grand Rapids from Chicago where he had become a member in 1900.


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TitleLouis C. Towner

Title by contributor. The photo was taken in or before 1914 as it is almost identical to one used for the 1914 convention for the International Association for the Prevention of Smoke held in Grand Rapids when Louis Towner was elected president of the national organization. Towner was the first city smoke inspector and held that position from 1907-1914. Towner's Masonic records indicate he was Worshipful Master of Malta Lodge 465 in 1915, but the photograph lists 1917 as the date. Photograph provided to the Michigan Masonic Museum by James Keifer, the Editor of the Grand Rapids Masonic Journal.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids
CollectionThe Michigan Masonic Museum and Library in Grand Rapids

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from The Michigan Masonic Museum and Library, 233 E. Fulton St., Suite 10, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

InstitutionThe Michigan Masonic Museum and Library in Grand Rapids
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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