Scottish Rite Cathedral (Peoria, Illinois)

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The Scottish Rite Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois is a church-style building that houses the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Peoria. The building is at 400 NE Perry Avenue, at the corner with Spalding Avenue. The cathedral is listed as a contributing property to Peoria's North Side Historic District.

The Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Peoria was established in Yates City, Illinois on 25 February 1867, and moved to Peoria in 1869. The body had 3 meeting locations in Peoria before the Scottish Rite Cathedral. The cornerstone for the Scottish Rite Cathedral was laid on 7 May 1924.[1]

The cathedral design features flying buttresses and symbolic stained glass windows.[1] The cathedral has an auditorium with a stage and a 1,000 person capacity.[2]

The body has approximately 2,100 members.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Valley of Peoria History Page". Peoria, Illinois: Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Peoria. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 
  2. ^ "Valley of Peoria Rental Page". Peoria, Illinois: Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Peoria. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 

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Coordinates: 40°41′53″N 89°35′22″W / 40.6980°N 89.5895°W / 40.6980; -89.5895