About Erie Parish United No. 161

Originally founded in 1850 in Black Rock, New York, Erie Parish United Lodge has rich Buffalo roots steeped in tradition. Check out our gallery of notecards (above) for a brief history of our lodge and the origins of Freemasonry in Western New York.

Left: August 1933. Our first lodge building. Parish Lodge #292, located at 195 Dearborn Street (near Amherst Street) in the heart of Black Rock, New York.

Right: October 1935. Our second lodge building, not far from the original. 1859 Niagara Street, also located in Black Rock, New York.