Landmark Convention Center

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Masonic Temple Building-Temple Theater
Masonic Temple Building-Temple Theater.jpg
Masonic Temple Building
Landmark Convention Center is located in Washington (state)
Landmark Convention Center
Location 47 Saint Helens Ave., Tacoma, Washington
Coordinates 47°15′43″N 122°26′39″W / 47.26194°N 122.44417°W / 47.26194; -122.44417Coordinates: 47°15′43″N 122°26′39″W / 47.26194°N 122.44417°W / 47.26194; -122.44417
Area less than one acre
Built 1927
Architect Russell, Ambrose J.
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Renaissance
MPS Movie Theaters in Washington State MPS
NRHP reference # 93000357[1]
Added to NRHP April 29, 1993
The Landmark from a different angle

The Landmark Convention Center in Tacoma, Washington (Historically known as the Masonic Temple Building, the Temple Theater, Helig's Theater, and John Hamrick's Temple Theater) is located at 47 St. Helens Avenue. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Ambrose J. Russell is credited as the architect of the meeting hall and theater. It is said to be in a Renaissance style and Late 19th And 20th Century Revival style, and said to have had its "period of signifiance" between 1925 and 1949.[2]

For many years the building served as a meeting hall for local area Masonic lodges. Today, no lodges meet in the building and it has been converted into a commercial catering and convention Center.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ #93000357 National Register of Historic Places
  3. ^ Landmark Catering and Convention Center website