San Francisco Points of Interest

San Francisco Point of Historical Interest: Old Masonic Temple 24 May 2014
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Point of Interest
Masonic Temple
25 Van Ness Avenue
Built 1911-1913

The first California lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons was chartered in San Francisco on November 9, 1848 (see California Historical Landmark 408).

The Freemasons met in several locations in San Francisco for sixty years before hiring fellow Masons Walter Danforth Bliss and William Baker Faville to design this splendid Renaissance Revival building modeled on a Florentine palazzo.

In 1958 the Freemasons moved to their present grand temple on Nob Hill.

Some Masonic Halls in California

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