Location & Directions


The Jefferson Masonic Lodge building is located at 5418 West Gale Street, Chicago, Illinois, situated about one block west of the Jefferson Park Blue Line Train and Bus Terminal. (5400 West and about 4800 North).

We are located 8 miles NW of Chicago's central business district and just blocks from the Central Avenue Exit of Interstate 90.

PLEASE NOTE: Entrance is NOT available on the second level at the top of the steps.

Jefferson Masonic Association

5418 W Gale St, Chicago, IL 60630, US

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Getting There

Driving Directions

From points in the city as well as the suburbs or O'Hare and Midway Airports, make your way via any interstate to U.S. 90. Exit at Exit 83A, Central Avenue. Travel SOUTH on Central Ave. roughly two blocks to Higgins Ave., turn left (east), traveling one block to Gale St., turn left (north) onto Gale Street. The lodge is located on the left (west) side of the street adjacent to the McDonalds restaurant.  


**SPECIAL PARKNG NOTE: Between May 1st through August 15th parking is NOT AVAILABLE in the lot on the left side of Jefferson Masonic Temple until 6:00pm Monday – Friday and 1:00pm on Saturdays. This lot is owned by the City Clerk’s Office next door and they kindly let the Temple use it in the evenings.**

Additional parking is generally found on Gale Street, N Lester Avenue, or W Higgins Avenue. Please do NOT park in the lots across the street as they are the property of the bank, restaurants, and residences near the lodge. The spots on N Lester next to the Clerk’s Office are pay-parking until 6:00pm, after which they are free.

If no parking is available in the immediate vicinity of the lodge building, additional parking may be found in the Metra train station parking lot located ~500 feet north of the lodge. To access this lot, travel northwest from the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue/Gale Street about one city block (underneath the overpass on Milwaukee Ave.). Turn the first right immediately after the overpass and the parking lot will be on your right. A tunnel and bridge is located just south of this lot and provides direct pedestrian access to the lodge.

Public Transportation

Via Train: You may either take a Blue Line “L” train or a Metra train to the Jefferson Park Transit Center. When you leave the Transit Center turn right on Milwaukee Avenue, turn left and cross the street at the McDonalds (on Gale Street) and the Temple is the next building. 

Via CTA Bus: If you are coming from the north lakeshore areas, take the Foster 92 Bus which originates at the Berwyn Red Line “L” Station. The 92 Bus stops outside the McDonalds on Milwaukee Ave./Gale St., which is next door to the Temple.

Helpful information for public transportation trip planning may be found here.