List of Masonic buildings
List of Masonic buildings identifies notable buildings around the world that were constructed by Masonic bodies, or were converted to Masonic purposes by the fraternity.
Many of the buildings on this list were purpose built to house Masonic lodge meetings and ritual activities. In other cases, Masonic bodies converted existing landmark buildings to Masonic use. Also included are buildings constructed by the Freemasons as part of their charitable endeavors (such as hospitals and schools). Ideally, to be included, a building should have some form of landmark status (such as being listed on a heritage registers). Buildings otherwise considered notable may be included on a case by case basis.
- 1 Buildings
- 2 Buildings currently used by Masonic bodies
- 3 Buildings formerly used by Masonic bodies
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- Collingwood United Masonic Temple, Abbotsford, Victoria
- Bendigo Masonic Hall, now The Capital - Bendigo's Performing Arts Centre, Bendigo
- Creswick Masonic Centre, Creswick, Victoria
- Ivalda Masonic Temple, Darebin, Victoria, Australia
- Freemasons Hospital, Melbourne
- Dallas Brooks Centre, Melbourne, concert hall built in 1969 as "Dallas Brooks Center", by the United Grand Lodge Victoria (UGLV). Renamed in 1993. A major events venue in Melbourne. One of only two significant surviving brutalist strip architecture examples left in Australia, the other being the 1968-built National Library of Australia building in Canberra.
- Masonic Temple (134 Burt Street, Kalgoorlie-Boulder), constructed 1901-02 in Federation Academic Classical style, "an expression of community wealth and prominence"
- Masonic Temple (26 Egan Street, Kalgoorlie-Boulder), pink sandstone building constructed in 1899 in Federation Academic Classical style
- Urwin's Store - Toodyay, Western Australia. The local Masonic Lodge rented the upstairs rooms from 1899 to 1924 before moving to its current premises.
Buildings currently used by Masonic bodies
- State House, St. George's - The oldest stone building in Bermuda, it housed Bermuda's Parliament from 1620 until 1815, when the capital was relocated to Hamilton. Since 1815 it has been leased in perpetuity to a Masonic Lodge.
- Masonic Temple (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple
- Zetland Hall is the headquarters of the District Grand Lodge of Hong Kong and the Far East. Hong Kong Freemasons built the first Zetland Hall in 1865 and used it until it was destroyed in an air raid in 1944. In 1949 it was replaced by the second Zetland Hall.
- Goshamal Baradari, in Hyderabad, India, built in 1682, and donated to the fraternity in 1872 by the Nizam of Hyderabad,
- Cheltenham Masonic Hall Grade II* listed.
- The Cloisters, Letchworth is a Grade II* listed building.
- The Hanging Chapel in Langport is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument that became a masonic hall in 1891.
- Old Orchard Street Theatre, Bath Theatre and church which became a masonic hall in 1865.
- Phoenix Lodge, Sunderland. A Grade I listed building with the longest continuous usage of a Masonic meeting place in the world.
- Royal Masonic School for Boys in Bushey, Hertfordshire.
- Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. (Chapel is Grade II listed).
- The building used by Lodge Mother Kilwinning Kilwinning, Ayrshire, consecrated in 1893, includes a museum of Masonic artefacts. The lodge traces its history to the building of Kilwinning Abbey, circa 1140. The current lodge building replaced a lodge building that was erected in 1779.
- Pollokshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow, meeting place for Lodge Pollok, Pollokshields No. 772.
Buildings formerly used by Masonic bodies
- CTV Temple-Masonic Temple in Toronto, also known as the CTV Temple home of MTV Canada.
- Monrovia - During the First Liberian Civil War, the Masonic hall in Monrovia was the scene of many battles. and its ruins became home to 8000 squatters. The Masons managed to evict them by 2005 and there are plans to rebuild the lodge.
- Masonic Temple, Lahore; meeting place for Lodge of Hope and Perseverance No. 782
- Freemasons Lodge Building, Karachi. Built by the Freemason’s Trust before World War I; now used by the Sindh Wildlife Department Conservator; renovations began in circa 2008.
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- William D. Moore (2006), Masonic temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes, University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 1-57233-496-7, ISBN 978-1-57233-496-0.
- Wiland, Eva (August 2012). "Masonic Hall, Artarmon Mainstay". Artarmon Gazette.
- Sydney Masonic Centre
- "St George's Masonic Centre (entry 600952)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- "Freemasons Hall: Overview".
- Adelaide Masonic Centre Museum in the building
- Building is used by Adelaide University
- [Australian Institute of Architecture about it]
- Lodge Devotion 723. "Collingwood United Masonic Temple Trust – A Brief History". Retrieved 15 March 2012.
- "Abbotsford Hall Hire".
- Creswick Masonic Hall (Steve Hall photo)
- Creswick Havilah Lodge (same?)
- "Ivalda Masonic Temple". Fairfield Lodge No. 254. Retrieved 15 March 2012.
- currently used by Fairfield Lodge per a lodge website
- Melbourne Masonic Centre
- "United Grand Lodge Victoria". UGLV. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
- Numerous more to be added Western Australia's State Heritage Office search page where "Masonic" yields 89 Heritage Places and "Freemason" yields 17.
- Masonic Temple, 134 Burt Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
- Masonic Temple, 26 Egan Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
- W. Damien. "Visit to Launceston Masonic Centre, Tasmania". www.lodgedevotion.net.
- Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Structures web page on the building
- Information, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
- History of Zetland Hall, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
- Masonic Lodge and Picquet Tank, Secunderabad, British Library, accessed September 1, 2010
- Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Hall
- History of the Masonic Temple building in Penang, Prince of Wales Lodge Accessed, 1 Sept 2010
- "Freemasons’ Hall". United Grand Lodge of England. 2002–2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010.
- "Masonic Hall". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- Historic England. "The Cloisters (1102019)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
- "The Hanging Chapel". Images of England. Retrieved 6 November 2006.
- "The Hanging Chapel and a medieval gateway at The Hill [No:33713]". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2009. External link in
- "Chapel at Rickmansworth Masonic School". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010.
- Mother Kilwinning History, Mother Kilwinning Lodge website, accessed August 31, 2010
- Old Ruling Elite Making a Comeback in Liberia, Tim Sullivan, Associated Press, September 29, 2001.
- Liberia- No More War, Jessie Deeter, Frontline (PBS), May 2005.
- Amar Guriro, Renovation of the historical Freemason Lodge initiated, Daily Times (Pakistan), January 4, 2009