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About the Scottish Rite Masonic Center

Prominent architect William Norman Bowman was selected to design the new home for the Denver Scottish Rite.

 

Born in New York in 1868, Bowman had studied under Elijah E. Meyers (the architect who designed the Colorado State Capitol Building) and settled in Denver in 1910. He won numerous commissions to design such structures as the Mountain States Telephone buiding, Park Hill Methodist Church, the Colburn and Cosmopolitan hotels, and Cole and Beyers junior high schools. Our present building, now known as the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, was dedicated on May 14, 1925.

Today, the building serves as not only as the home of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Denver metropolitan area, but as the host for the Colorado Knights Templars Easter Sunrise Service.

 

The Denver Consistory is located at 1370 Grant Street, Denver, Colorado.


The Scottish Rite Masonic Center (SRMC) is proud to be a part of Colorado history, from its earliest period up to the present day.

In 1891 the Scottish Rite bodies raised $50,000 to purchase a church at 19th and Welton Streets, but the economic panic of 1893-94 cost many of the members their fortune and the heavily mortgaged building was lost to foreclosure. In 1909 the lots at East 14th Avenue and Grant Street were purchased, but construction was not authorized until 1922.