Restoration gives new life to historic murals

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Posted: December 27, 2013

The Winchester Star

Jim Kales of Stephens City is the Master at Hiram Lodge No. 21 A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester. He is shown in front of a restored mural on the third floor of the lodge depicting the four cardinal virtues. From left are temperance, fortitude, prudence and justice.
Restoration of the 12 murals revealed two more angels atop Jacob's Ladder that were formerly covered in soot in Hiram Lodge No. 21 A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester. Shown with the mural is lodge marshall Kevin Walek of Lake Frederick.
Lodge Instructor of Work, Lokie Voight of Winchester, looks at a restored mural depicting a master mason overseeing workmen inside the Hiram Lodge No. 21 A.F. & A.M. Masonic Lodge on the Loudoun Street Mall in Winchester Thursday.

WINCHESTER — After about three months of work — spread over six months — 12 historic murals have been restored to their original glory.

The 144-year-old murals are located in a room on the third...



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