Masonic light was brought to Greenport on June 19, 1855 when Peconic Lodge received its charter. This light illuminated every Wednesday evening over the Young & Wiggins store on Main Street until 1889 when they moved to the G.H. Corwin and Co. Drug Store. During an impressive ceremony, the cornerstone of their new Masonic Temple was laid on November 23, 1901. April 11, 1903 the Masonic Temple was dedicated to the memory of Bro. Johnston for his unselfish gift of $10,000 for the new Temple.
Peconic Lodge has the unique distinction of being the oldest Lodge in continuous existence in Suffolk County. The Lodge sold their building in 2005 and are presently meeting at the Mechanics Hall on Main Street, Greenport.
The original Peconic Lodge as it appeared in the early 1900’s