List of Masonic buildings

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List of Masonic buildings identifies notable buildings around the world associated with Freemasonry. Often these are significant landmarks in their towns or cities, and reflect the influence of Masons at one time. Most are buildings built for exclusive or shared use by Masonic lodges, Grand Lodges or other Masonic bodies. Many include original commercial space on ground or lower floors, with space intended for group meetings above. (For a list of those within the United States, see: List of Masonic buildings in the United States)

Most of the buildings on this list were purpose-built to house Masonic lodge meetings and ritual activities. In a few 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, and other notable ones as well.

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Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]


South Australia[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

[22]

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]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Ontario[edit]

  • 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.[25]

Quebec[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

  • Zetland Hall is the headquarters of the District Grand Lodge of Hong Kong and the Far East.[26] Hong Kong Freemasons built the first Zetland Hall in 1865 and used it until it was destroyed in an air raid in 1944.[27] In 1949 it was replaced by the second Zetland Hall.

India[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Former Masonic lodge building in Monrovia, 2006

Malaysia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • Masonic Lodge, Poutu Road, Aratapu. Built in the early 1900s, this was a category 2 historic place (#3869). Lost to fire during 2003.[33]
  • Arrow Kilwinning Lodge, 9 Wiltshire Street, Arrowtown. Category 1 historic place (#2110), listed 10 December 2010.[34]
  • Cromwell Kilwinning Lodge No 98, 69 Melmore Terrace, Cromwell. Built in 1900. Category 2 historic place (#2130), listed 22 June 2007.[35]
  • Masonic Hall, 21 Kimbolton Road, Feilding. Built during 1897-98. A category 2 historic place (#1230). A 1913 renovation added an Edwardian Free Classical style facade designed by C. Tilleard Natusch & Sons. Lost to redevelopment during 2014.[36]
  • Masonic Lodge, 132 Percival Street, Rangiora. Brick, concrete and iron building with a facing of Oamaru Stone, this was a Category 2 historic place (#3785). Damaged in Canterbury earthquakes, demolished in 2013.[37]

Pakistan[edit]

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.[51]
  • Pollokshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow, meeting place for Lodge Pollok, Pollokshields No. 772.

United States[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. ^ 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 Archived 2015-07-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ [Australian Institute of Architecture about it]
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  10. ^ Lodge Devotion 723. "Collingwood United Masonic Temple Trust – A Brief History". Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Abbotsford Hall Hire". 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2011-11-21. 
  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. ^ Freemasons Hospital listing on the Victorian Heritage Database
  20. ^ [1]
  21. ^ Masonic Temple, 134 Burt Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  22. ^ Masonic Temple, 26 Egan Street, City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  23. ^ W. Damien. "Visit to Launceston Masonic Centre, Tasmania". www.lodgedevotion.net. 
  24. ^ History of the Masonic Temple by the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
  25. ^ Yuen, Jenny; Sun, Toronto. "Iconic Masonic Temple closing". 
  26. ^ Information, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  27. ^ History of Zetland Hall Archived 2009-08-17 at the Wayback Machine., Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  28. ^ Masonic Lodge and Picquet Tank, Secunderabad, British Library, accessed September 1, 2010
  29. ^ Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Hall Archived 2010-09-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  30. ^ Old Ruling Elite Making a Comeback in Liberia, Tim Sullivan, Associated Press, September 29, 2001.
  31. ^ a b Liberia- No More War, Jessie Deeter, Frontline (PBS), May 2005.
  32. ^ History of the Masonic Temple building in Penang, Prince of Wales Lodge Archived 2010-11-09 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed, 1 Sept 2010
  33. ^ "Lost Heritage 2000-2004 - Lost Heritage — Search the List — Heritage New Zealand". 
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  36. ^ "Lost Heritage 2010-2015 - Lost Heritage — Search the List — Heritage New Zealand". 
  37. ^ "Waimakariri District — Lost Heritage Canterbury Earthquakes — Lost Heritage — Search the List — Heritage New Zealand". 
  38. ^ Amar Guriro, Renovation of the historical Freemason Lodge initiated, Daily Times (Pakistan), January 4, 2009
  39. ^ 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. ISBN 9789971698416. 
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  44. ^ "Freemasons' Hall". United Grand Lodge of England. 2002–2010. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  45. ^ "Masonic Hall". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  46. ^ Historic England. "The Cloisters (1102019)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  47. ^ "The Hanging Chapel". Images of England. Retrieved 6 November 2006. 
  48. ^ "The Hanging Chapel and a medieval gateway at The Hill [No:33713]". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2009. 
  49. ^ FS_1574
  50. ^ "Chapel at Rickmansworth Masonic School". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  51. ^ Mother Kilwinning History, Mother Kilwinning Lodge website, accessed August 31, 2010

External links[edit]

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