Freemason's Hall (Toodyay)

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Freemason's Hall
Freemason's Hall after a repaint in 2014
Former names Temperance Hall, Templar Lodge
Alternative names Toodyay Lodge
General information
Architectural style Victorian Gothic
Address 19 Fiennes Street
Town or city Toodyay
Country Australia
Coordinates 31°33′10″S 116°27′55″E / 31.552886°S 116.465179°E / -31.552886; 116.465179Coordinates: 31°33′10″S 116°27′55″E / 31.552886°S 116.465179°E / -31.552886; 116.465179
Completed 1879
Renovated 1924
Design and construction
Architect Percy W. Harrison (1924)
References
Toodyay municipal inventory

The Freemason's Hall on Fiennes Street Toodyay, Western Australia was built in 1879.

It was built on land donated by Charles Marris for the purpose of building a temple for the Temperance movement (International Organisation of Good Templars). The Templars used the place and it was also the venue for Methodist Church services until 1898. In 1899 the Rev E Holliday purchased the building for the Freemasons. In 1924 an additional wing was constructed designed by architect and fellow Freemason, Percy Harrison. When the road was widened the front steps were demolished and the front door bricked up (original dressings around the opening are still visible).[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hocking Planning & Architecture (2012), Municipal Inventory and Heritage List (PDF), Shire of Toodyay, archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2014, retrieved 31 January 2014 
  2. ^ Living History. Shire Toodyay.