Where is Indiana Freemason’s Hall? It’s the beautiful limestone building you’ve undoubtedly passed countless times, heading north out of downtown at 525 North Illinois.
The least you should know:
The building was designed by the architecture firm of Rubush & Hunter in Ionic style and faced with Bedford Limestone with filled in windows facing north, east and south.
The cornerstone was placed in 1908 and the building dedicated in 1909.
It cost $461,000 to construct the building.
The dimensions are 130 x 150 feet on ground level and reaches 107 feet tall and 8 stories high.
The theater on first floor seats over 1100 and went unused from approximately 1963-2005. It’s one of the best kept secrets in the city!
There is 113,000 square feet of space within the building.
The Grand Lodge Library and Museum has recently been moved here from Franklin, Indiana and will soon introduce public visiting hours.
The building is not yet air conditioned, but a campaign is coming soon to add this modern amenity.
Multiple spaces within the building are available for rent!
15 different Masonic Lodges and affiliate organizations still meet here regularly.
Before the current location, the Masons home stood at the Southeast corner of Washington and Capitol–where the Hyatt now stands.