List of Masonic buildings


List of Masonic buildings

List of Masonic buildings identifies the notable buildings around the world that were constructed by Masonic bodies, were converted to Masonic purposes by the fraternity, or that have some other strong association with Freemasonry. Masonic buildings in the United States are listed at List of Masonic buildings in the United States

Often these buildings are formally named or popularly referred to as "Masonic Halls", "Masonic Centers", or "Masonic Temples". Another common term for such buildings is "Masonic Lodge", however some would reserve use of this term to refer to the local chapters that meet within the buildings, and not to the buildings themselves.

Many buildings that were built to house Masonic lodge meetings and ritual activities are now regarded as landmarks. In other cases, Masonic bodies converted existing landmark buildings to Masonic use.[1] Many buildings of both types are now listed on heritage registers.

Contents

Buildings built or used by Masonic bodies

Notable buildings built by Masonic bodies, or extensively used for Masonic purposes, are grouped by country.

Australia

Bermuda

  • 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

Denmark

  • Freemasons' Hall, Copenhagen

Hong Kong

  • Zetland Hall is the headquarters of the District Grand Lodge of Hong Kong and the Far East.[7] Hong Kong Freemasons built the first Zetland Hall in 1865 and used it until it was destroyed in an air raid in 1944.[8] In 1949 it was replaced by the second Zetland Hall.

India

Malaysia

Pakistan

  • Masonic Temple, Lahore; meeting place for Lodge of Hope and Perseverance No. 782
  • Freemasons Lodge Building, Karachi. Built by the Freemason’s Trust before World War I; now used by the Sindh Wildlife Department Conservator; renovations began in circa 2008.[12]

Spain

Sri Lanka

United Kingdom

England

Freemason's Hall, London

Scotland

  • 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.[20]
  • Pollokshields Burgh Hall in Glasgow, meeting place for Lodge Pollok, Pollokshields No. 772.

United States

The majority of notable Masonic buildings having separate articles in Wikipedia are in the United States, and are tabulated separately.

See also

  • List of Fraternal Order of Eagles buildings
  • List of Elks buildings
  • List of Grange Hall buildings
  • List of Hibernian buildings
  • List of Knights of Columbus buildings
  • List of Knights of Pythias buildings
  • List of Odd Fellows buildings IOOF

Notes

  1. ^ William D. Moore (2006), Masonic temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes, University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 1572334967, ISBN 9781572334960.
  2. ^ Sydney Masonic Centre
  3. ^ Melbourne Masonic Centre
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Structures web page on the building
  6. ^ a b "Dufferin Hall". http://www.dufferinhall.ca/. 
  7. ^ Information, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  8. ^ History of Zetland Hall, Zetland Lodge website, accessed July 23, 2010
  9. ^ Masonic Lodge and Picquet Tank, Secunderabad, British Library, accessed September 1, 2010
  10. ^ Goshamahal Baradari Masonic Hall
  11. ^ History of the Masonic Temple building in Penang, Prince of Wales Lodge Accessed, 1 Sept 2010
  12. ^ Amar Guriro, Renovation of the historical Freemason Lodge initiated, Daily Times (Pakistan), January 4, 2009
  13. ^ "Freemasons’ Hall". United Grand Lodge of England. 2002-2010. http://www.ugle.org.uk/freemasons-hall/. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  14. ^ "Masonic Hall". Images of England. English Heritage. http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/Details/Default.aspx?id=475537. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  15. ^ The Cloisters on English Heritage's Listed Buildings Online website
  16. ^ "The Hanging Chapel". Images of England. http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/details/default.aspx?pid=2&id=263183. Retrieved 2006-11-06. 
  17. ^ "The Hanging Chapel and a medieval gateway at The Hill [No:33713"]. Somerset Historic Environment Record. Somerset County Council. http://webapp1.somerset.gov.uk/her/details.asp?prn=54834. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  18. ^ FS_1574
  19. ^ "Chapel at Rickmansworth Masonic School". Images of England. English Heritage. http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk/Details/Default.aspx?id=158770. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  20. ^ Mother Kilwinning History, Mother Kilwinning Lodge website, accessed August 31, 2010

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