Masonic Temple No. 25

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Masonic Temple
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Masonic Temple No. 25 is located in Florida
Masonic Temple No. 25
Masonic Temple No. 25 is located in the US
Masonic Temple No. 25
Location 508 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, Florida
Coordinates 27°56′54″N 82°27′4″W / 27.94833°N 82.45111°W / 27.94833; -82.45111Coordinates: 27°56′54″N 82°27′4″W / 27.94833°N 82.45111°W / 27.94833; -82.45111
Area less than one acre
Built 1928[3]
Architect M. Leo Elliott[3]
Architectural style Mediterranean Revival with Beaux-arts detail[3]
NRHP Reference # 86002415[1][2]
Added to NRHP September 11, 1986

The Masonic Temple No. 25, the meeting location of Hillsborough Lodge No. 25, Free and Accepted Masons, is an historic Masonic building located at 508 East Kennedy Boulevard in Tampa, Florida, United States. Erected in 1927, the Lodge building was designed by Brother Leo Elliott whose design for it was inspired by three medieval Italian cathedrals.

The cornerstone of the Hillsborough 25's fourth, and current Lodge building, was laid on June 18, 1928, by the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Florida, Cary B. Fish. The Lodge was constructed at its current location in Downtown Tampa, on the corner of East Kennedy Boulevard and Morgan Street. The first Masonic Lodge meeting in the new Temple was called on February 19, 1929. On September 11, 1986, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The building includes a large dining room, kitchen, officer offices, library, conference room, lounge area, and lodge room. The Lodge room is adorned with a 40 ft high, hand painted ceiling, and accommodates up to 450 Brothers and visitors. The Lodge rents out the three street-side rental units on the first floor to businesses.[4][5]

Lodge members have included:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - Florida (FL), Miami-Dade County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-04-18. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hillsborough County". Florida's History Through Its Places. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. 2010-04-18. 
  4. ^ A Cornerstone of the Community, by RW C. Donald Prosser
  5. ^ http://www.hillsborough25.org
  6. ^ a b c Hillsborough Temple No. 25 website

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