List of Masonic buildings

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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.[1] Also included are buildings constructed by the Freemasons as part of their charitable endeavors (such as hospitals and schools). This list is intended to include any building having some form of landmark status such as being listed on a heritage registers.

Buildings currently used by Masonic bodies[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

[16]

Tasmania[edit]

Bermuda[edit]

  • 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.

Canada[edit]

Alberta[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

  • Zetland Hall is the headquarters of the District Grand Lodge of Hong Kong and the Far East.[18] Hong Kong Freemasons built the first Zetland Hall in 1865 and used it until it was destroyed in an air raid in 1944.[19] In 1949 it was replaced by the second Zetland Hall.

India[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Zaragoza Masonic Lodge, Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Philippines[edit]

Metro Manila[edit]

Visayas[edit]

Mindanao[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Freemason's Hall, London

Scotland[edit]

  • 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.[35]
  • Pollokshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow, meeting place for Lodge Pollok, Pollokshields No. 772.

United States[edit]

Buildings formerly used by Masonic bodies[edit]

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • Masonic Temple (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador) - Designated a Registered Heritage Structure by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador in April 1995. The last Masonic meeting in the temple was held in June 2007. The Masonic Temple has since been sold, and there is no longer any Masonic connection with the building, and no Masonic events are held there. The building is currently owned by Spirit of Newfoundland, and used mainly by artists of all artistic genres, with the core business being dinner and show.[42]
  • CTV Temple-Masonic Temple in Toronto - Added to the City of Toronto Heritage Property Inventory in 1974, and designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1997. Originally constructed as a Masonic Hall, the building has changed hands a number of times. From the 1960s through the 1990s, it housed a succession of live music clubs. Later in the 1990s, it was the home of Open Mike with Mike Bullard, and was one of CTV Toronto's news bureaus. From March 2006, the building became the broadcast home of the new MTV Canada. On June 17, 2013, the building was purchased by the Info-Tech Research Group. Info-Tech announced that its plans for the building include staging an annual charity rock concert in the auditorium.[43]

Liberia[edit]

Former Masonic lodge building in Monrovia, 2006

Pakistan[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Sydney Masonic Centre
  3. ^ "St George's Masonic Centre (entry 600952)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Freemasons Hall: Overview". 
  5. ^ Adelaide Masonic Centre Museum in the building
  6. ^ Building is used by Adelaide University
  7. ^ [Australian Institute of Architecture about it]
  8. ^ Lodge Devotion 723. "Collingwood United Masonic Temple Trust – A Brief History". Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Abbotsford Hall Hire". 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ Creswick Masonic Hall (Steve Hall photo)
  12. ^ Creswick Havilah Lodge (same?)
  13. ^ "Ivalda Masonic Temple". Fairfield Lodge No. 254. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  14. ^ currently used by Fairfield Lodge per a lodge website
  15. ^ Masonic Temple, 134 Burt Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  16. ^ Masonic Temple, 26 Egan Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  17. ^ W. Damien. "Visit to Launceston Masonic Centre, Tasmania". www.lodgedevotion.net. 
  18. ^ Information, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  19. ^ History of Zetland Hall, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  20. ^ Masonic Lodge and Picquet Tank, Secunderabad, British Library, accessed September 1, 2010
  21. ^ Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Hall
  22. ^ History of the Masonic Temple building in Penang, Prince of Wales Lodge Accessed, 1 Sept 2010
  23. ^ Yoshiko Nagano (2015). State and Finance in the Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement of an American Colony. National University of Singapore Press (NUS Press). p. cover, vi, and 67. 
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  25. ^ [3]
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  30. ^ Historic England. "The Cloisters (1102019)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  31. ^ "The Hanging Chapel". Images of England. Retrieved 6 November 2006. 
  32. ^ "The Hanging Chapel and a medieval gateway at The Hill [No:33713]". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  33. ^ FS_1574
  34. ^ "Chapel at Rickmansworth Masonic School". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  35. ^ Mother Kilwinning History, Mother Kilwinning Lodge website, accessed August 31, 2010
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  37. ^ [6]
  38. ^ Melbourne Masonic Centre
  39. ^ "United Grand Lodge Victoria". UGLV. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  40. ^ Freemasons Hospital listing on the Victorian Heritage Database
  41. ^ [7]
  42. ^ History of the Masonic Temple by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
  43. ^ http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/02/torontos-iconic-masonic-temple-is-closing
  44. ^ Old Ruling Elite Making a Comeback in Liberia, Tim Sullivan, Associated Press, September 29, 2001.
  45. ^ a b Liberia- No More War, Jessie Deeter, Frontline (PBS), May 2005.
  46. ^ Amar Guriro, Renovation of the historical Freemason Lodge initiated, Daily Times (Pakistan), January 4, 2009