Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Little Rock Scottish Rite building

This is a post from my previous blog. It dates back to June 2009.

The Little Rock Scottish Rite building

I am attending some training courses down in Camp Robinson, Arkansas, just outside of Little Rock. The other night I had an occasion to visit Western Star Lodge #2, F&AM of Arkansas. I had no idea where I was going so I took a cab. The driver knew exactly where it was as it turned out he was a Brother. He entertained me with his knowledge of not only the Craft, but also the area. Once at my destination, I was awestruck by the sheer size of it.

The picture doesn't do it justice, but as you can tell, it runs the entire city block. After being investigated, I was gladly invited to join in the meeting, well, after a good dinner. Before the meeting started the Brothers took me on a tour of the building. They told me it belongs to Scottish Rite, but there are two Blue Lodge rooms in it. Here are the pictures:

The entrance of the building

Library

Fireplace with Albert Pike quote

Hallway

Dining Hall. There is a stained glass window in the left corner of this hall that I think is a great piece of art

Stained glass window

Close-ups

2nd floor hallway

Lodge of Perfection (I just wish I had time to get a close up of that window)

The Auditorium

The Eastern Chair of the Blue Lodge room
The meeting went well and I was introduced and welcomed by all the Brothers. After the meeting had concluded a few Brothers took me out to have a few beers. We talked more and they told me that the apartment complex across the street still has the same name it did when it was a hotel called "The Albert Pike". Apparently Albert Pike was a member of Western Star Lodge #2.

I enjoyed my time with them and will probably visit them again. Maybe I can get more tours of the building.

1 comment:

  1. i am looking for a lodge in Little rock! -This lodge wears, a blue and green plaid! I want to write, about the Airforce base being attacked, in Minot- 1989! Tonight in Jemz Springs New Mexico! -july 26 2017!
    we are fueding over my land rites! I am to own the Valle Cardera!- they are trying to force it from me!along with with my owner ship of Microsoft, {72% of it} Wal-marts{83% of it} Blue tooth {100% } Fed Ex {most}, ect! -I was knight Templar once!- They wanted us to start a business where there wasnot- any body else to offend! in 1987 there was no computer programs like microsft-it was nobodys terrortory! same as walmarts? blue tooth, intell, ect! -POLITICS! P.O.W. {billy Ray mocked me with his Song achey breaky heart-the POW album! -Obama made me a 4 time short time P.O.W., in the Middle East! -last time I in with, Admeral Nimtz Son! he was a Navy Seal, one the most Patriatic people, Ive ever met! -Killed by a giant snake, for sport! {DNA altered, Boa Constricter, for sport!}in a dungen in? Iran! Saudia Arabia? --I was ordered to defuse a bomb, 1989,or 90? it went off? my memory was shatterd as if I had a stroke! this happoned in Albuqurque, in a canal, where the canal meets a drainage, of the navy seals! lake!

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