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City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods
"The Masonic Lodge is one of Green Lake's outstanding buildings, and one of the most emblematic (307 NE Maple Leaf Pl and 7208 Green Lake Way N). During the first quarter of the 20th century, lodges were a very important part of growth and community-building in each town and larger neighborhoods. This elaborate structure shows the maturity of the Green Lake community at the time of its construction in 1924. It was designed in 1921-22 by the prominent architectural firm of Bebb and Gould. The storefronts were remodeled in 1946-49 by Walter Weedin, an engineer. Carl Gould, one the city's most prominent and influential architects, had been educated at L'Ecole De Beaux-Arts in Paris and interned with McKim Mead and White in New York. Following projects in San Francisco and Wisconsin, he arrived in Seattle in 1908 and began working in association with Daniel Huntington, designing primarily houses and apartment buildings. In1914 he formed a partnership with an experienced local architect, Charles H. Bebb. This firm did the plan for the University of Washington campus, and Gould himself designed 18 buildings there, including Suzzallo Library. He also founded the Department of Architecture. This Masonic lodge was one of more than 200 projects the firm did between 1914 and 1924. Bebb's involvement declined after that, but Gould continued to practice until his death in 1939."