Scottish Rite Temple (Guthrie, Oklahoma)

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Scottish Rite Temple
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Scottish Rite Temple (Guthrie, Oklahoma) is located in Oklahoma
Scottish Rite Temple (Guthrie, Oklahoma)
Location 900 E. Oklahoma, Guthrie, Oklahoma
Coordinates 35°52′41″N 97°24′48″W / 35.87806°N 97.41333°W / 35.87806; -97.41333Coordinates: 35°52′41″N 97°24′48″W / 35.87806°N 97.41333°W / 35.87806; -97.41333
Area 10.6 acres (4.3 ha)
Built 1919
Architect Parr & Hawk
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 87000503[1]
Added to NRHP April 9, 1987

The Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma is a Masonic temple that serves as the home of the Scottish Rite in the Guthrie Valley, Oklahoma Orient, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.

It is "one of the world's largest Masonic Centers".[2]

The building was designed by architects Parr & Hawk and built in 1919 in Classical Revival style. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

From the NRHP nom:

The Scottish Rite Temple of Guthrie is architecturally and historically significant because it is one of the best examples of large scale, Neo-Classical Revival style in Oklahoma; it is the largest, most elaborately designed and constructed Masonic Temple in the state; and because of its importance historically to the Masonic fraternal organization in Oklahoma.[3]:6

Also "it has been recognized as the center of state-level Masonic activities since 1923, when first used even before completion. It is ... the site of the Mason's statewide functions...."[3]:6

It is located at 900 E. Oklahoma in Guthrie.

There is a museum, the Guthrie Scottish Rite Museum, there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Guthrie Scottish Rite Welcome". Guthrie Scottish Rite. 
  3. ^ a b John R. Hill (October 24, 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: The Scottish Rite Temple". Oklahoma Historical Society.