Sunday, February 16, 2014

Scottish Rite Temple


Scottish Rite Temple
Is this typical Santa Fe?
Not by a long-shot!

Ever since I first set foot in Santa Fe in the'80's, I have been intrigued by this building, so very different in style and color from the the rest of the architecture here.  There must be a story behind this, and I intend to find out! If you are interesting in its history, click here.

13 comments:

  1. I love those adobe buildings and the colours of them.

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  2. It is a bit moorish in design...but I am thinking the color would blend in there.

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  3. The first image almost looks like a fortification from the middle ages, except the color. A very interesting building.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. I can't wait to hear the story. It's the right color just not the right design.

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  5. I like the design and color of the building. The style could have came from Spain, perhaps?

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  6. Down through the years I've had good friends who were Masons...I don't know if they were of the Scottish Rite or not, though. Attending some of their "services," I was surprised at how "religious" they were and how they had borrowed elements of liturgy from Christian services. It is not surprising this is called a "cathedral" or "temple." I think there is less and less interest in Masonry, though.

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  7. It looks a tad too rosy coloured, not the terra-cotta shade I usually associate with New Mexico. It's an attractive building though. Now I need to Google Scottish Rite since I have no idea what that is. ;)

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    1. You are absolutely correct; it is a bright rosy color that makes it stand out but not in a positive way that coordinates with the adobe colors.

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  8. I guess I am not a fan either of the architecture or the dusty rose color. Then again, I was not consulted when it was built, so it is not my fault.

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  9. There is a very nice theatre in there.

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  10. I hope that you will let us in on any secrets you learn!

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