HOUSE OF THE TEMPLE


The House of the Temple is a Masonic temple in Washington, D.C.United States that serves as the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A. (officially, “Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, Washington D.C., U.S.A.”)

Designed by John Russell Pope, it stands at 1733 16th StreetN.W., in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, about one mile directly north of the White House. The full name of the Supreme Council is “The Supreme Council (Mother Council of the World) of the Inspectors General Knights Commander of the House of the Temple of Solomon of the Thirty-third degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America.”

It contains a museum devoted to Albert Pike, who rewrote a number of the Scottish Rite rituals and headed its Supreme Council from 1859 until his death in 1891, and whose remains are buried in the House of the Temple.

In the 2009 novel The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, the building is the setting for several key scenes.

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