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New Book “When Brothers Agree” Showcases Texas Masonic Halls

Updated: Mar 20


masonic hall book cover, when brothers agree, masonic lodge buildings in texas and the region. dark blue cover with gold lettering



DALLAS - K.Co Press announces the May release of “When Brothers Agree,” a hardcover coffee table book and pictorial survey of Masonic Halls in Texas and surrounding states, featuring photos by Texas photographer James Khattak. From historically significant to utilitarian; striking to unassuming and many styles in between, this book documents Masonic lodges in towns of all sizes.


The book’s title comes from a quote by Greek philosopher Antisthenes: “When brothers agree, no fortress is so strong as their common life.


Masonic Hall in Tucumcari, New Mexico on Route 66
Tucumcari, NM

We travel extensively and encountered Masonic Halls in towns of all sizes. What began as an ongoing project to share photos of these buildings with family members who are Freemasons became a much bigger endeavor to be shared with a much wider audience.


The buildings themselves are striking examples of historic architecture, and it is very interesting to know that however different these buildings may look on the outside, their interiors and elements of consistency are the same in Masonic Halls everywhere.


“When Brothers Agree” is K.Co Press’s sixth hardcover publication, following “Ten Texas Towns And Places In-Between, Field Notes From The Back Roads” (May 2022), “Sunwashed” (Sept. 2022), “Howdy, Neighbor!” (Nov. 2022,) “Frontiers” (June 2023) and “Shorelines” (Sept. 2023.)


“When Brothers Agree” features Lodge buildings including: 

  • The Grand Lodge of Texas, Waco

  • Milam Lodge, Nacogdoches, Texas

  • Tucumcari Lodge #27, Tucumcari, N.M.

  • Sweet Home Lodge, DeQueen, Ark.

And many more destinations in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Louisiana.



Milam Lodge, Masonic Hall in Nacogdoches, Texas
Nacogdoches, Texas

“When Brothers Agree” will be available for purchase on kcoarts.com. Retailers and other businesses interested in purchasing copies may email hello@kcoarts.com for more information. Bulk order discounts are available for qualifying accounts.


Photos, sample pages and more information is available on request.


About the Book:

“When Brothers Agree: Masonic Halls in Texas and the Region

By Stephanie and James Khattak

$60

ISBN: TBD

120+ pages, color photography throughout

8.5X11.5 

Published by K.Co Press, Dallas, Texas.




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