The Men of Trinity Lodge No. 9, Prince Hall Free & Accepted Masons (1964)

Chartered in 1872, the Trinity Lodge No. 9 of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Ohio, Free and Accepted Mason, has long been a pillar in Portsmouth’s African-American community. Before the construction of their current home, the men of Trinity Lodge met in the old Fourteenth Street Center.

Pictured, front row, left-to-right: Eugene Collins, Joe Austin, Sr., Bruce Gilmore, Bo Slaughter, and Jim Sandler; second row, left-to-right: Ray Arrington, Sr., Harold Byrd, Forrest Taylor, Junior Parker, Standley Spencer, Leroy Barrett, Robert Coleman, Charles Clayton, Grady Battle, Crawford Parker, and Alto Byrd.