Despite several setbacks, the Cornerstone Lodge is dedication to the restoration of this building. One of the first tasks in this project was to take off the aluminum siding and expose the original wood siding, which is still in need of repair. Despite the amount of repair that the wood shingle need, the beauty of the original design was enhanced by this one task. Another recently completed project was the addition of public restrooms to the building.
In order to generate public interest in this property, members of the Free Masons formed the Cornerstone Masonic Historical Society and is seeking members (both woman and men of all ages) interested in preserving this building and its historical setting.
In addition, the group is seeking funding for projects needed for the restoration of this building. Of the most immediate concern is the roof, which is currently leaking into the building.
If you would like to become a friend of McGarrah’s Tavern and become involved in its restoration, write to Claude M. Horstmann, President P.O. Box 120, 300 Stage Road, Monroe, NY, 10950 or email preservation news at this link.