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 is the headquarters of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. The edifice is in the Moorish architectural style. 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