You can’t miss Salt Lakes Masonic Temple when you drive by. Can you believe those beautiful ornate sphynx? It’s located at 650 E South Temple Street, and the past couple years they have been gracious enough to open up their doors for visitors to explore and learn. This Saturday, May 6th from 10am-2pm you can walk through the temple alone or with family and friends, or you can be guided through on a tour.
If you really don’t know anything about the Masonic Temple we’ll try to get you caught up. The building was built in 1927 and is Utah’s most accurate representation of Egyptian Revival Architecture. When you walk inside you’ll see grand lounges, halls, a banquet room, and even lodge rooms. These rooms are used by different Masonic organizations in the area.
Each architectural detail of the building is thought out and structurally identical with steps, staircases and seating areas. Keep your eye out for historical math and science symbols, each room having a different theme. You’ll see anything from Renaissance Italy and Egyptian Temples to English Gothic Courts and Moorish Spain. The ballroom is embellished in
The largest room is an auditorium that seats 900 and is decorated with a light show that accurately portrays beautiful constellations, sunrises, sunsets, and other natural wonders. It looks almost as magical as the real thing! The stage has almost 97 backdrops, an impressive organ, and is sure to awe all who enter.
Are you ready to see it yourself?
Visitors are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Utah Food Bank! This is a great day to give back and be involved with your community.
*Free parking in the back.