Masonic Temples Around the World

Freemasonry is the world’s largest and oldest fraternity. It’s also sort of hard to define. It’s a fraternal organisation, but it’s also bound up with ideas of morals, charity, and social gatherings.1 For centuries, Masons have taken pride in constructing monuments to their brotherhood (although a common Masonic saying is “Freemasonry erects its temples in the hearts of men” or something similar). Let’s take a look at how some of these lodges and temples appear in Google Street View. The largest Masonic temple in the world is in Detroit, Michigan. The temple opened in 1926, just a few…

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