San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Features of the five-and-a-half story classical revival temple include an imposing gable front bay, eight Corinthian fluted columns, a terra cotta frieze on the primary temple building, and a stepped central mass. The elaborately sculpted bronze front doors, executed over a two-year period by noted artist Pompeo Coppini (1870-1957), feature figures of George Washington and Sam Houston, both members of the Masonic fraternity.
The Scottish Rite Cathedral has been a San Antonio attraction since its construction. In recent years it has become a center for the performing arts and other cultural activities.
Erected 1987 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4612.)
Location. 29° 25.674′ Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Avenue E, San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Alamo in 1836 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Acequia (Irrigation Ditch) (about 800 feet away); Heroes of the Alamo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gonzales Men at the Alamo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tennessee Volunteers at the Alamo (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel Augustus Maverick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Japanese Monument to The Heroes of the Alamo (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mission Period (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
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