March 29, 2014 · 10:45 AM
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Let's take a tour of the Masonic Temple in Detroit. I've reserved this date and time for us (we're not part of another tour) so we'll have a private tour with our docent John Synder - we'll go into rooms that you never typically see. There is no charge for the tour.
We'll meet at the Masonic Temple around 10:45 at the back door - so that we can assemble and begin the tour at 11AM.
It will take between 2 - 2 1/2 hours depending on the questions we ask of John.
Self Park: On-site, secure, fenced parking is immediately behind the building.
Carol -[masked], [masked]
After the tour we're stop for lunch at Foran's Grand Trunk.
About the Masonic -
The building serves as a home to various masonic organizations including the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. The building contains a variety of public spaces including three theaters, three ballrooms and banquet halls, and a 160 by 100 feet (49 m × 30 m) clear-span drill hall. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool, racquetball court, gymnasium, bowling alley, and a pool hall. There are also numerous lodge rooms, offices, and dining spaces as well as a 'hotel' tower designed for visiting members. The Masonic Temple Theatre is a venue for concerts, Broadway shows, and other special events in the Detroit Theater District. Architect George D. Mason designed the theatre which contains a 55-by-100-foot (17 m × 30 m) stage.
Detroit Masonic Temple was designed in the neo-gothic architectural style, using a great deal of limestone. The ritual building features 14 floors, stands 210 feet (64 m) tall, with 1037 rooms. It dominates the skyline in an area known as Cass Corridor, across Temple Street from Cass Park, and Cass Technical High School