Minneapolis Scottish Rite Temple

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Minneapolis Scottish Rite Temple
Fowler Methodist Episcopal Church
Minneapolis Scottish Rite Temple.jpg
The building from the north
Minneapolis Scottish Rite Temple is located in Minnesota
Minneapolis Scottish Rite Temple
Minneapolis Scottish Rite Temple is located in the US
Minneapolis Scottish Rite Temple
Location 2011 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°57′45″N 93°17′34″W / 44.96250°N 93.29278°W / 44.96250; -93.29278Coordinates: 44°57′45″N 93°17′34″W / 44.96250°N 93.29278°W / 44.96250; -93.29278
Built 1894 (1894); expanded and remodeled 1906[2]
Architect Warren H. Hayes; Harry Wild Jones
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 76001062[1]
Added to NRHP January 30, 1976

The Scottish Rite Temple, formerly the Fowler Methodist Episcopal Church, is a historic church building in the Lowry Hill neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. It was designed by architects Warren H. Hayes and Harry Wild Jones. The original portion, the rear chapel, was designed by Warren H. Hayes and built in 1894. When the congregation expanded and more funds were available, Harry Wild Jones designed an addition that expanded it to a much larger structure. This was completed in 1906.[2][3][4]

The Fowler congregation merged with the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church in 1915, and the Scottish Rite Temple bought the building the next year. They made some modifications to the auditorium to accommodate Masonic rituals, but most of the original features were kept, including extensive use of stained glass. The exterior is built of hard quartzite from southwestern Minnesota, along with red sandstone trim. It has two massive towers, three arches over the entry porch, and a 24-foot-diameter (7.3 m) rose window.[4] The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Interior view of the Masonic Knights Templar Rose Window

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Temple History - Minnesota Scottish Rite". Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  3. ^ "Fowler Methodist Episcopal Church". Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission. February 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  4. ^ a b Millett, Larry (2007). AIA Guide to the Twin Cities: The Essential Source on the Architecture of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 278. ISBN 0-87351-540-4. 

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