Tributes & Acknowledgments To the dedicated and selfless citizens who worked tirelessly to restore The Lodge to its full glory.
To the genius of architect Thomas J. Taltavull and Miche Booz who faithfully contributed to the design, planning and historical preservation of The Lodge.
To the skills and innovation of contractor Barry van Riper and Dave who executed the plan of the architect, by renovating the interior of The Lodge to its true historical design. To the Johnson Electrical Company that met the challenge of updating the complex electrical wiring of the building. To Structural Preservation Inc. for preserving the structural integrity of this magnificent building. To Laura Wright - Trustee, who wrote the grants and Anne Raines who guided the project to completion.
To Joyce Love for representing the House of Ruth; and to the Odd Fellows: Winston A. Anderson - Honorary Past District Grand Master, District Grand Lodge #14, Vincent W. Hollis - Secretary of the Odd Fellows, and John Willis Green - Most High Grandmaster of the American Jurisdiction for their tenancy and leadership in accompanying the entire renovation project.
To the following individuals and institutions:
Maryland Historic Trust
Anne Raines--Program Officer
Anita Powell, Lincoln Park
Dr. Joni Jones, Benjamin Banneker Museum
Structural Preservation Systems
Van Riper And Associates---Contractors
Johnson & Sons Electric
Senator Karen Montgomery
Senator Anne Kaiser
County Executive Ike Leggett
Council Member Nancy Praisner (Deceased)
Council Member Nancy Navaro
James Demma, Esq., Miles & Stockbridge
Dr. Hattie Washington
The Friends House
Sandy Spring Museum &
The Sandy Spring Slave Museum
Sharp Street United Methodist Church
Calvin Prather, Mr. Hackett, Mike And Lee
The Veterinary Clinic
Odd Fellows Preservation Committee