Alarms and Peepholes

The rear of the meeting room had a raised second stage with more ceremonial furniture.  Above this stage is a painting of “The Good Samaritan” by an unknown artist -a very common sight at most IOOF lodge halls.  The doors leading back to the hall’s kitchen and lounge were fitted with peepholes and alarms.  Members would enter up the stairs at the rear of the building and through the kitchen and lounge area behind the meeting room.