Scottish Rite Temple
The Kansas City Scottish Rite Facility, including most of the interior, is of classic Greek design of the Ionic Order. Architectural lines of the structure were inspired by the ancient mausoleum at Halicarnassus in Caria (now part of the Republic of Turkey). That temple had been constructed to house the mortal remains of Mausolus by his widow Artemesia.
Most of the decoration of the main cornice has been duplicated; the major change being that the figures of th...[more]