Block by block: Seven historic Freemason buildings in Nairobi


Block by block: Seven historic Freemason buildings in Nairobi

(by Nairobian reporter / sde.co.ke):

Little can distinguish Nairobi buildings, besides the current craze for height, aluminium cladding and glazing. Actually, the design of modern buildings is mostly of European import.

But one can’t miss the uniqueness of buildings that were erected by Freemasons who put up structures like the All Saint’s Cathedral at the turn of the last century.

They put up churches as well as colonial institutions and extensively incorporated Freemasonry signs and symbols even in Anglican churches.

Indeed, it was the Freemasons who defined Nairobi’s early architecture, building some of the grandest buildings in the country to date. Most are…

 

 

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