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A curious piece of the Masonic puzzle is the actual street layout for our Capital city, Washington, D.C. The city was laid out in the form of the central Masonic Symbols, the Square, the Compass, the Rule and the Pentagram.
Take any good street map of downtown Washington, D.C. and find the Capitol Building. Facing the Capitol from the Mall and using the Capitol building as the head or top of the Compass, the left leg is represented by Pennsylvania Ave. and the right leg, Maryland Ave. The Square is found in the usual Masonic position with the intersection of Canal St. and Louisiana Ave. The left leg of the Compass stands on the White House and the right leg stands on the Jefferson Memorial. Sitting on top of the White House is an inverted 5 pointed star, or Pentagram. It faces North, with the point down in true occult fashion. It sits within the intersections of Connecticut and Vermont Avenues north to Dupont and Logan Circles, with Rhode Island and Massachusetts going to Washington Circle to the West and Mt. Vernon Square on the East.
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I would like to begin a photo album of the Masonic Structures from around the world. I travel extensively and truly amazed by some of the Masonic Structures that I have seen and visited around the world. I will start adding to this page and encourage all of you to share pictures of your various Masonic Lodges, Scottish Rite and York Rite facilities as well as the Shrime Temples around the world. A brief description of your pictures would be welcome. To the best of my knowledge such a collection of Masonic structures from around the world does not exist. We truly have some unique and beautiful architecture to share with the rest of our brothers and sisters. Pictured above is the Scottish Rite Temple located in Washington D.C. To go on a virtual tour of the Scottish Rite Temple in Washington, D.C. click on this link: http://www.scottishrite.org/visitors/main.html#ent
As a Mason, I travel quite a bit and am continually impressed with some of the magnificent achitecture that I see in some of the Masonic Lodges, Shrine Temples, and Scottish Rite buildings that I see not only here in U.S. but around the world. Masonry is not limited to just the U.S. There are many lodges located thruout the world. I am thinking about adding a page to this blog that would allow our brothers and sisters from all Fraternal organizations around the world to add pictures of their organizations. The picture shown above is actually of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania located in Philadelphia, PA. At this point in time, I would like to see only pictures that exhibit the magnificent architecture of some of these buildings. It would be nice to be able to share some of these pictures with the rest of our brothers and sisters around the world. It would also be nice to see some examples of antique Masonic rings, Scottish Rite Rings, York Rite Rings, Knights of Columbus Rings etc., but I will add that feature after I see what kind of response that I get in looking for examples of Fraternal architecture.