Marion Case Cunningham, eldest daughter of Des Moines pioneers Rollin A. Case, Jr. and Marion Wilcox Case, wife of former Des Moines city councilman Jack Cunningham, and lifelong Des Moines resident, served on the first Board of Directors for the Des Moines-Zenith Historical Society and was a volunteer dispatcher for the Des Moines Fire Department. Marion made the quilt square depicting the Masonic Home of 1927.
Masonic Home - 1927
Now located at 23660
Marine View Drive S., the Masonic Home of Washington, a retirement home
open to Washington State Masons, their wives, widows and widowed mothers,
was originally located in Puyallup. By 1923 it had outgrown its capacity,
so in May 1924 the Masons purchased the picturesque site in Zenith that
has easy access to Seattle. Construction began in 1925, the cornerstone
was laid in 1926, and in July 1927 fifty-eight residents moved in.
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