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). 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.



New South Wales and Northern Territory[edit]


South Australia[edit]


Western Australia[edit]




Buildings currently used by Masonic bodies[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.



Hong Kong[edit]

  • Zetland Hall is the headquarters of the District Grand Lodge of Hong Kong and the Far East.[24] Hong Kong Freemasons built the first Zetland Hall in 1865 and used it until it was destroyed in an air raid in 1944.[25] In 1949 it was replaced by the second Zetland Hall.




Sri Lanka[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]


Freemason's Hall, London


  • 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.[36]
  • Pollokshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow, meeting place for Lodge Pollok, Pollokshields No. 772.

United States[edit]

Buildings formerly used by Masonic bodies[edit]



Former Masonic lodge building in Monrovia, 2006


United States[edit]

See also[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. ^ Wiland, Eva (August 2012). "Masonic Hall, Artarmon Mainstay". Artarmon Gazette. 
  3. ^ Sydney Masonic Centre
  4. ^ "St George's Masonic Centre (entry 600952)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Freemasons Hall: Overview". 
  6. ^ Adelaide Masonic Centre Museum in the building
  7. ^ Building is used by Adelaide University
  8. ^ [Australian Institute of Architecture about it]
  9. ^ Lodge Devotion 723. "Collingwood United Masonic Temple Trust – A Brief History". Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Abbotsford Hall Hire". 
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ [2]
  13. ^ Creswick Masonic Hall (Steve Hall photo)
  14. ^ Creswick Havilah Lodge (same?)
  15. ^ "Ivalda Masonic Temple". Fairfield Lodge No. 254. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  16. ^ currently used by Fairfield Lodge per a lodge website
  17. ^ Melbourne Masonic Centre
  18. ^ "United Grand Lodge Victoria". UGLV. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  19. ^ Numerous more to be added Western Australia's State Heritage Office search page where "Masonic" yields 89 Heritage Places and "Freemason" yields 17.
  20. ^ Masonic Temple, 134 Burt Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  21. ^ Masonic Temple, 26 Egan Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  22. ^ W. Damien. "Visit to Launceston Masonic Centre, Tasmania". 
  23. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Structures web page on the building
  24. ^ Information, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  25. ^ History of Zetland Hall, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  26. ^ Masonic Lodge and Picquet Tank, Secunderabad, British Library, accessed September 1, 2010
  27. ^ Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Hall
  28. ^ History of the Masonic Temple building in Penang, Prince of Wales Lodge Accessed, 1 Sept 2010
  29. ^ "Freemasons’ Hall". United Grand Lodge of England. 2002–2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  30. ^ "Masonic Hall". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  31. ^ Historic England. "The Cloisters (1102019)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  32. ^ "The Hanging Chapel". Images of England. Retrieved 6 November 2006. 
  33. ^ "The Hanging Chapel and a medieval gateway at The Hill [No:33713]". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  34. ^ FS_1574
  35. ^ "Chapel at Rickmansworth Masonic School". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  36. ^ Mother Kilwinning History, Mother Kilwinning Lodge website, accessed August 31, 2010
  37. ^ Old Ruling Elite Making a Comeback in Liberia, Tim Sullivan, Associated Press, September 29, 2001.
  38. ^ a b Liberia- No More War, Jessie Deeter, Frontline (PBS), May 2005.
  39. ^ Amar Guriro, Renovation of the historical Freemason Lodge initiated, Daily Times (Pakistan), January 4, 2009