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Scottish Rite Temple

 
 
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By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
1. Scottish Rite Temple Marker
Inscription. Built 1871-72 as an opera house by Austin Turn Verein, a German social society. Used for gymnastics, feasting and dancing, it was a social center for years.
Purchased in 1912 for Ben Hur Shrine temple and remodeled, blending Southwest Mission style architecture with Arabic accents. Transferred in 1914 to Scottish Rite Bodies of Austin who allow other Masonic groups to meet here. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark.
 
Erected 1967 by the State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 15644.)
 
Location. 30° 16.803′ N, 97° 44.426′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 W 18th St, Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Swedish Evangelical Free Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Moses Austin (about 600 feet away); Carrington-Covert House (about 700 feet away); Gethsemane Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); State Bar of Texas (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wahrenberger House (approx. mile away); Price Daniel (approx. mile away); Swedish Central Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
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Scottish Rite Temple image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 18, 2007
2. Scottish Rite Temple
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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