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St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Masonic Temple

1894-1897

 
 
Masonic Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
1. Masonic Temple Marker
Inscription. Built to replace the Long’s Hill Temple destroyed by fire in 1892, the cornerstone of this building was laid by Sir William Whitewall on August 23, 1894. The Temple is the largest brick fraternal lodge in the province, and with its classical revival and Masonic motifs is an important example fo Victorian Lodge design.
 
Erected by Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
 
Location. 47° 33.949′ N, 52° 42.461′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker is on Cathedral Street just from Gower Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Cathedral Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Carson (within shouting distance of this marker); St. John the Baptist Anglican Cathedral (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Former Bank of British North America (about 90 meters away); Bank of British North America (about 90 meters away); (Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Monument) (about 180 meters away); St. John’s Court House
Masonic Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2014
2. Masonic Temple Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(about 210 meters away); O’Dwyer Block (approx. half a kilometer away); Thompson Building (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John's.
 
Also see . . .  Masonic Temple - Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador. The three-storeyed building, an excellent example of Victorian lodge construction, contains several classical motifs. The structure includes pilasters, free-standing columns and multiple pediments. The Freemasons held the first Masonic meeting in the structure on November 1, 1896, but the order did not consecrate the building until April 23, 1897. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
<i>Masonic Temple St. John's, Newfoundland</i> image. Click for full size.
By The Holloway Studio, circa 1915
3. Masonic Temple St. John's, Newfoundland
Image courtesy of the Ruth Schultz Collection of Postcards, Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3. submitted on November 25, 2014. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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