Almas Temple

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Almas Temple

The Almas Temple is a Masonic building facing Franklin Square at 1315 K St NW in Washington, DC. It houses Almas Shrine, a sub-group for Shriner’s International whose headquarters is located in Tampa, Florida. The edifice is in the Moorish architectural style and features an elaborate, multicolored terra-cotta façade. It was constructed in 1929 by Allen H. Potts, a member of the temple.[1]

The building is five stories in height. It was renovated and relocated to its current location in 1987 to make way for a new office complex.[2] Coordinates: 38°54′11″N 77°01′50″W / 38.902940°N 77.03051°W / 38.902940; -77.03051

In literature[edit]

The Almas Temple is one of the settings in Dan Brown's 2009 novel, The Lost Symbol.


  1. ^ Douglas E. Evelyn; Paul Dickson; S. J. Ackerman (2008). On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in Washington, Issue 3. Capital Books. p. 170. ISBN 1-933102-70-5.
  2. ^ My Massinic Pilgrimage. "The Masonic Pilgrim". World Press. Retrieved 29 November 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Almas Temple at the Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine Website