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Masonic Temple - Old photos

The Shrine Club lounge

The Shrine auditorium lobby

The main entrance

The lobby

A fountain in a ballroom

Commandery parlor.

A lounge in the Shrine club.

Lobby - ladies parlor and crystal ballroom.

The meeting area of the Grecian Ionic No. 5

The massive Masonic auditorium - which seats more than 4,000 people - in 1935.

The massive Masonic auditorium - which seats more than 4,000 people - in 1935.

The Masonic

The Masonic in 1981

The Masonic in 1937.

The exterior of the Masonic in 1937.

The Masonic in 1935

The Masonic in 1928

The Masonic Temple in 1928

The Masonic in 1928

The Masonic in 1928

Doors to an auditorium

The Masonic entrance in 1927

The Masonic in 1926

The Shrine Club library

The kitchen

The kitchen

Grecian Ionic Room No. 6

The Fountain Ballroom

The main entrance

The main entrance

Doric Lodge No. 6

The Crystal Ballroom

The Crystal Ballroom

The Consistory Reception Parlor.

The Consistory Auditorium, known today as the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

The Commandery parlor

The Commandery parlor

The Commandery Asylum.

Chapter room

The massive boiler to heat the building

The billiards room in the Shrine Club.

The auditorium