We visited this Masonic lodge, AF & AM Corinthian Lodge, Number 78, in 2006 in Calvin, North Dakota, and got photos with no idea that it would soon be gone. Mariah Masilko took these photos in 2012.
Sometime between our visit in 2006, and Mariah’s shots in 2012, the upper floor had collapsed.
See this lodge when it was still standing.
While the rest of the lodge had collapsed, the piano would not yield.
The ruins of this lodge stood for several years in Calvin.
In May of 2014, the property owner burned the remaining ruins of this lodge in Calvin.
Photos by Mariah Masilko
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Calvin is a near-ghost town in Cavalier county, not far from the Canadian border. It was founded in 1902 as a stop on the Great Northern Railroad, and swelled to 350 residents at its peak. Today, Calvin is home to about 20 residents. I found these photos on a disc Terry gave me back in 2006, but I was unsure where they were taken. Based on the photos of the Corinthian Lodge and time stamp on the photos, I came to the conclusion that these photos were taken in Calvin. If anyone spots a misplaced photo, please contact us.
The entire top floor of this lodge has collapsed in the years since these photos were taken.
Photos by Terry ‘Rat’ Hinnenkamp, copyright Sonic Tremor Media LLC