Washington DC USA

SEARCH WASHINGTON DC:

Search


Washington DC Photo Gallery House of the Temple

House of the Temple

In the heart of the nation's capital, stands one of the city's most beautiful monuments. It's been called a marvel of architecture, a wonder in stone, the spirit of the Scottish Rite captured for a moment in time.
The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple which serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. It is located at the corner of 16th Street and S Street in the northwest section of the city. The Temple was modeled after the Mausoleum of Maussollos (a provincial king in the Persian Empire). Ground was broken on May 31, 1911 and the cornerstone was laid on October 18, 1911. The building was dedicated four years later on October 18, 1915. An alcove in the temple holds the remains of Confederate general and noted freemason Albert Pike.

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

24k Gold leaf inlay ceiling.

2992 views

24k Gold leaf inlay ceiling.

2824 views

Gold clock mounted on faux plaster. The craftsmen really made it look like marble.

2856 views

The tomb of John Henry Cowles, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 - 1952. *

4475 views

Pillars of Charity. 33 beams of light radiate from the eagle down to the exterior view of the House of the Temple.

3404 views

The tomb of Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1859 -1891.

4654 views

George Washington Memorial Banquet Hall.

3116 views

Painting of George Washington's Inauguration as the 1st President of the United States, April 30. 1789. *

6442 views

A closeup view of a painted clock reveals the time of President Washington's Innauguration at 12:35pm.

4037 views

George Washington Laying the Cornerstone of the United States Capitol, September 18, 1793

5856 views

A closeup view of George Washington in Masonic Regalia laying the Cornerstone of the United States Capitol building. *

17324 views

Southeastern poduim view of the George Washington Banquet Hall

4525 views

Cornerstone Hall of Freedom - United States Capitol Cornerstone Bicentennial Celebration.

3048 views

Cornerstone Hall of Freedom - The replica cornerstone used for the United States Capitol Bicentenial Celebration on October 23, 1993.

2817 views

Cornerstone Hall of Freedom - The Masonic aprons used during the Cornerstone Celebration.

2832 views
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Search the Gallery

December Events
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
January 2022 Events
S M T W T F S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31