Alan Jones Interview, 2005

In this 2005 interview, Alan Jones, Executive Secretary of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Valley of Cleveland (32nd Degree Masons) discusses his career as a Mason; the history of the Masonic orders in Cleveland and Ohio; and the history of the Cleveland Masonic and Performance Arts Center located at East 36th and Euclid Avenue. Jones first discusses his family's long involvement in Masonic organizations in Pittsburgh, and then his own introduction to Masonic orders in Cleveland as an adult in the 1980s. Jones identifies and discusses a number of Masonic orders, past and present, that used the building at East 36th and Euclid, which was built in 1918. Jones also provides a good description of the Masonic way of life and why it continues to be attractive to men living in Cleveland and its suburbs. Finally, Jones discusses the challenges that the Masons have had maintaining the building at East 36th and Euclid over the years.

Participants: Jones, Alan (interviewee) / McCafferty, David (interviewer)
Collection: History 400: Local History
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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