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Grand Lodge of Utah

August 4, 2013

Last week we decided to drop by the Grand Lodge of Utah on S Temple Street in downtown Salt Lake City. The web site says that tours only on Friday’s. But we decided to give it a try. It turns out that another young couple had the same idea. So a nice man took pity on us and did a tour just for us. Here is the view of the front of the building.


We visited several lodge rooms, each with a different theme. The first that we entered was the “colonial” room. The east was designed like a front porch of a colonial house. The room had a real trestleboard for an altar. Each of the rooms had a real staircase with 3, 5 and 7 steps.


Next, we visited the Egyptian room. The backdrop in the east could be changed to suit the current use of the room. The room was then setup for a York Rite meeting. Notice again the staircase in the northwest corner.


Then we visited the middle-east style room.


There is a good size auditorium that can be used for larger meetings like Grand Lodge or Grand Chapter of OES.


Finally, a few more random pictures.


Tyler’s Desk


Art work on the columns in the dining hall. (what lodge would it be without a dining hall?) Note, the 3, 5, and 7 steps in the middle panel.


Grand Master’s apron.

Location:Salt Lake City, Utah