Opened in 1922, Windsor's Masonic Temple is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Designed by architect J.C. Pennington in the neoclassical revival style, it was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1995. Many of the furnishings in the lodge rooms date back to the late 1800s. As well as providing a meeting place for Masons, the Temple has a large ballroom that was a popular dance hall in the 1940s and 1950s. It remains available to rent for special occasions today (when it again becomes safe to do so). The Temple is also home to the Windsor Scottish Rite Learning Centre, which provides tutoring for individuals with dyslexia. As part of Digital Doors Open, Professor William Moore of Boston University discusses the architecture and style of this Masonic Temple in a video below. Moore specializes in material culture, the built environment and cultural history and is the author of a couple of books on freemasonry and masonic temples.
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Contact info986 Ouellette Avenue
ArchitectureArchitect: J.C. Pennington
Architectural style: Neoclassical
Building type: Historical landmark
Dates/hours openFriday May 1 – Wednesday March 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Windsor