Washington, DC: House of the Temple

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Address:
1733 16th St. NW, Washington, DC
Directions:
On the east side of 16th St. NW between S and R Sts.
Hours:
M-Th 10 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
202-232-3579
RA Rates:
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House of the Temple.

House of the Temple

Imposing structure -- museum, library, and clubhouse of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry -- that offers guided tours, in part to dispel the crazy theories cooked up in conspiracy novels and movies. Outdoor Sphinxes bring a touch of Egypt to DC.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [12/20/2010]

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Sphinx.

Giant Sphinxes

These are two massive marble sphinxes in front of the Scottish Rite Masonic temple in Washington, DC. You drive past them and do a double take. The one of the left has its eyes open while the one on the right has its eyes closed. They're beautiful sculpture. According to the tourist guide inside (they give tours of the huge building during the day) the left sphinx represents "power" and the right one represents "wisdom."

[Wondermachine, 12/03/2008]

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