History of Scottish Rite
in San Diego
The history of the San Diego Scottish Rite is intimately connected to the history of Freemasonry in San Diego as well as that of the city itself.
In 1887, fourteen years after their lodge was chartered, Masons of San Diego Lodge No. 35 instituted the Constans #8 Lodge of Perfection. The Constans Chapter of Rose Croix, Council of Kadosh, and the San Diego Consistory were afterward instituted in quick succession.
The Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction approved a name change in 1920 giving all four bodies the name “San Diego.”