About Detroit Masonic Temple
The Detroit Masonic Temple is the world's largest Masonic Temple. Located in the Cass Corridor of Detroit, Michigan, at 500 Temple Street the building serves as a home to various masonic organizations including the York Rite Sovereign College of North America. The Masonic Temple Theater, managed by Olympia Entertainment), is a venue for concerts, Broadway shows, and other special events in the Detroit Theater District. Architect George Mason designed the theater which contains a 55-foot (17 m)-by-100-foot stage. Detroit Masonic Temple was designed in the neo-gothic architectural style, using a great deal of limestone. The cornerstone was placed on September 19, 1922 using the same trowel that George Washington had used to set the cornerstone of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.. The building was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1926. The building contains 14 floors, 210 ft (64 m) tall, and has 1037 units/rooms inside. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and it is also a contributing propery in the Cass Park Historic District.