Scottish Rite Masonic Center
The Masonic Temple was designed by Freemason Hyman W. Witcover in 1912. The Masons have a long history in Savannah, and Freemason James Oglethorpe established the first lodge in Savannah in 1734.
This beautiful and unique building has a curving corner and two handsome facades similar to the Savannah Volunteer Guards Company building just down the street. The elaborate cornice and ornamental pilasters in the midsection add to its unique appearance. Emblems of Freemasonry are found in the ornate doorway of the Masonic Center.
The Masonic Center is currently a meeting place for various Masonic lodges and several auxiliary organizations. The lower level is currently home to the Gryphon Tea Room.
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