History always finds a way to repeat itself and this time, thankfully, its in Kansas City. The only known real working Operative lodges in the United sates , The Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers Kansas City Historic Preservation Studies Center/masonry in the United States now exists in Kansas. 

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For the founders, the establishment of the Operatives, or as it is more correctly known, the Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, PlaisterersKansas City Historic Preservation Studies Center is the culmination of many years of studying and an allegiance to the teachings and core beliefs of HISTORIC PRESERVATION.


Possessing a deep, existential pride in history, gratification for this accomplishment is his greatest reward. With a background mired in the craft of masonry and historic preservation, the founders exhibit an enormous respect and ingrained passion for the histories of both masonry and preservation.


Having an understanding of the Operatives, or as it is more correctly known, the Worshipful Society of Free Masons, Rough Masons, Wallers, Slaters, Paviors, Plaisterers beyond discernment, they lead by example, whereas others attempt to lead by word.


Paying homage to the original beliefs of stone masonry the Historic Preservation SC advocates that it is imperative to never set aside the true, historic preservation including Masonic manuscripts, ancient constitutions and old charges. They are an essential part of historic preservation history and vital to the organization's future and historic preservation.


With an aloofness toward today's dismissal of what is clearly right and what is undeniably wrong, the founders adheres to a strict set of bylaws set in stone by their predecessors. With a thirst for exemplifying the beliefs of the early historic preservation is steadfast. 


 Historic preservation began with operative masons. The earliest Masonic texts contained partial histories of the craft and/or the mystery of masonry. Union masonry only emerged when it was deemed necessary to have a reputable notary employed as a secretary to record all important transactions.    


Having made a full revolution to this present day in time, historic preservation must return to a reverence for it's beginnings, the operative sector. The founders exemplifies the type of leader that the forefathers of building envisioned for today's craft


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"There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns. If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself. What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized." 


W Antonius King

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