The Lee Lockwood Library and Museum at 2801 Waco Drive was built in 1969 during Brother Lockwood's term as SGIG and was created to be the centerpiece of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas. The permanent displays in the Main Atrium commemorate Brother Lockwood, as well as many other SGIGs in Texas. On January 5, 1974, at his retirement banquet in the Howard Ballroom, the following statement was made by Dr. W. R. White, 33°, President Emeritus of Baylor University:
Robert Lee Lockwood is a vigorous Texan with a distinguished ancestry reaching back to the American Revolution. His patriotism is aggressive in peace as well as in war. He believes that eternal alertness is the price of freedom.
This great American serves diligently and tirelessly in every field of social welfare. He works in the various civic projects of his local community. He carries conscientiously responsibility in religious, educational, fraternal, and philanthropic organizations.
This successful businessman has built his business along the great principles of free enterprise. High ethical and moral criteria have guided him. Fair play and a sensitive social consciousness have characterized his substantial advance in the business profession.
He has been active in the political area not because he is politically minded or ambitious, but because of his passion for great American concepts. He has used his abilities and influence to the uttermost in behalf of what he believes to be fundamental to our cherished way of life. He has participated political conventions from the precinct all the way up to the national convention. He has been perfectly willing to be with a severely criticized minority when he thought that they were right.
Lee Lockwood makes no noisy religious affirmations for himself. However, he is a consistent churchman. In his heavy Masonic, civic, and business activities, he finds time to render significant service to and through his church. Ture Christianity has in him a strong champion.
Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General (of Texas) Lockwood has run the gamut of Masonry. His services have been many and varied. In it all he has not forgotten the seed plot of all Masonry – the Blue Lodge. He knows that all Masonry stems from it and is measured by it. Therefore, he has ever magnified the first three degrees not only as basic but as determining.
Brother Lockwood has a passion for all liberties and freedoms. Therefore, he is particularly zealous of freedom of conscience; this makes his being a strong advocate of the separation of church and state inevitable. For instance, he has succeeded in getting several appropriations from the Supreme Council supporting the above principle in education. His substantial support of the J.M. Dawson Chair on Church and State at Baylor University is a good example.
Illustrious Lee Lockwood is a well-rounded citizen: he is neither lopsided nor fanatical; he is well-poised, sane, and logical. He has a dedication to great convictions that gives him dynamic effectiveness, and our country and the free world need many more of his kind.