Neighborhood beer lovers have been patiently awaiting Oak Cliff Brewing Co, the 14,000-square-foot brewery and taproom coming to Tyler Station at 1300 S. Polk.
Cornerstone Ceremony for New Masonic Lodge
Sixty-five years ago a ceremony took place commemorating the construction of what would become one of the largest buildings in Elmwood: the 10,908 sf Landmark-Gibraltar Masonic Lodge.
According to this blog by a Master Mason, the cornerstone ritual "is probably the only Masonic ritual, other than a Masonic funeral, that the public will ever see conducted. When the brethren are sharply dressed, and well-rehearsed, it's an awesome thing to behold."
Oak Cliff Masonic Lodge #705 has been part of the Elmwood community ever since. The mid-century brick and stone building contains two meeting rooms and a dining facility on the first floor as well as a library and study rooms on the second floor.
Just after New Year's Day this year, Waxahachie resident Larry Burns shared the following story about Dallas-based BeautiControl Inc. on the Facebook group Dallas History Guild. We were surprised to learn that one of our own buildings played a role in the early development of this iconic company, which was purchased by Tupperware Corp. in 2000 and by Youngevity International in 2017.